Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters has received a contract from Shell Offshore to construct and combine the topside and hull of a Floating Production Unit (FPU) for the Whale discipline within the Gulf of Mexico.
The settlement precedes a remaining funding choice for the total Whale challenge, anticipated to be made subsequent yr by Shell. It paves the best way for the Whale FPU to maneuver forward and make the most of synergies from the continued Shell Vito FPU, presently underneath development at Sembcorp Marine’s Tuas Boulevard Yard.
The Whale FPU includes a topside module and a four-column semi-submersible floating hull, with a mixed weight of 25,000 tonnes. Slated for completion in 2022, it’s going to function within the Alaminos Canyon Block 772.
“We are very grateful to Shell for recognising our yard capabilities and entrusting us with the Whale FPU challenge, which comes after our profitable bid for the Shell Vito FPU final yr,” Sembcorp Marine Head of Rigs & Floaters William Gu stated.
Like the Vito FPU, your entire Whale FPU topside shall be built-in and commissioned on floor stage at Tuas Boulevard Yard with a purpose to minimise work-at-height dangers for the employees. The accomplished FPU topside will then be raised and hooked up to a 51-metre tall hull, utilizing a pair of gantry cranes that may carry as much as 30,000 tonnes.
“With our state-of-the-art 30,000-tonne cranes at Tuas Boulevard Yard, we are able to assemble the Whale FPU topside right into a mega-block and mix it with the hull effectively in a single single carry,” Mr Gu stated, including that the yard’s huge lifting capability is changing into a successful differentiator for Sembcorp Marine’s challenge execution.
Other than the Whale and Vito FPUs, Sembcorp Marine’s challenge monitor report within the Gulf of Mexico contains earlier deliveries of eight semi-submersible drilling rigs and one semi-submersible hull.
The Whale FPU development and integration challenge just isn’t anticipated to have a cloth affect on the web tangible belongings per share and earnings per share of Sembcorp Marine for the yr ending Dec 31, 2019.
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