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Aqualis inks module move to China

By  AOG Staff Thursday, 25 February 2016 11:47
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Cantex Global Logistics awarded offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore a contract to provide the marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services for FPSO P67 and P70 topside modules transportation from various Brazilian ports to COOEC’s yard in Qingdao, China.   

Image of all modules on BigLift's Happy Star. From Aqualis.

The scope of work for Aqualis is to provide the MWS services for the load out and sail away of the transport vessels in Brazil, as well as the discharges of the modules in Qingdao, China. The contract value is undisclosed.

A total of 29 topside modules for the FPSO P67 and P70 will be transported in eight shipments from Brazil to China. The maximum module weight is about 1650-tonne. Aqualis Offshore has been contracted to provide marine warranty services for six of the eight shipments, including load out and sail away from Brazil to China, as well as discharges of all modules at COOEC’s Qingdao yard.

Aqualis Offshore’s offices in Shanghai, China and in Rio, Brazil are working on this project. 

“Aqualis Offshore has already completed the MWS for loadout and sail away for one vessel, and will oversee the loadout for another three vessels in Brazil in a few weeks’ time. The remaining two shipments from Brazil will be completed in the summer of 2016,” Phil Lenox, director – Asia Pacific, Aqualis Offshore said.

For surveying the discharges, Aqualis finished the first shipment in Qingdao China on 15 February 2016. The discharge of the second vessel will start at the end of February 2016. The rest of vessels will arrive in Qingdao for discharges in March, April and in Q3 2016.   

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