Hamworthy announced today that it has won a contract from South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries to supply its inert gas generator (IGG) package for the QUAD 204 FPSO project.
The BP-operated The Quad 204 project involves replacing the existing Schiehallion Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel with a new FPSO which is scheduled to be installed in 2015. The new vessel will be 270 metres long by 52 metres wide and able to process and export up to 130,000 barrels a day of oil, and store in excess of 1 million barrels.
Quad 204 FPSO project is a part of major re-development of the Schiehallion and Loyal oil fields to the west of the Shetland Islands. Schiehallion and Loyal have produced nearly 400 million barrels of oil since production started in 1998 and an estimated 450 million barrels of resource is still available. The investment of circa £3 billion in the re-development of the fields will take production out to 2035 and possibly beyond.
Hamworthy will supply two sets of inert gas generator units, including two deck water seals, two control systems, two inert gas cleaners and two pressure vacuum breakers. The IGG system together with the control system will be placed inside a dedicated inert gas room to protect it from the harsh operating environment.
The contract for the BP FPSO follows on the heels of the deal signed earlier this year with HHI, for delivery of a fully assembled inert gas system to the Goliat FPSO to be delivered in 2012 for deployment in the Barents Sea, and an earlier contract with HHI for the FPSOs Usan and Akpo, to be deployed offshore Nigeria.
Commenting on the latest contract with HHI, Odd Ivar Lindløv, Hamworthy Moss Offshore Business Unit Director said: “Following on from orders to supply our inert gas systems to the Goliat, Usan and Akpo FPSOs, we have established ourselves as a leading and trusted supplier for safe and reliable inert gas products for the offshore market. We are very pleased to be working with HHI again on this latest package for the QUAD 204.”
Offshore Energy Today Staff , November 17, 2011