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SHI completes Egina FPSO

By  AOG Staff Friday, 03 November 2017 21:10
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Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) completed Geoje-shipyard portion of the Egina FPSO, and the gigantic floater is now on its way to Nigeria.

SHI won the order to build the Egina FPSO in 2013. It is to be installed in Egina offshore field, located 200km from Nigerian shores. The mega-facility is 330m in length, 61m in breadth, and 34m high. It boasts 2.3 MMbbl of storage capacity with topsides weighing 60,000 tons.

The newbuilding contract was record-breaking in number at $3 billion, a turn-key project in which Samsung covers the entire engineering, procurement, construction, transport, and commissioning.

Egina FPSO project is under the Nigerian local content regulations, and a portion of the topsides fabrication and integration is to be completed in Nigeria. The FPSO that left Geojet travels for 3 months for Nigeria. From there remaining topside module integration and commissioning will take place for scheduled delivery in second half of 2018.

SHI earlier formed a joint venture(SHI-MCI) with a Nigerian local company and established a production facility in Lagos, Nigeria to meet the local content requirements. The Lagos yard of 120,000㎡ has construction and painting facilities as well as a quay length of 500m.

SHI-MCI has constructed topside modules for Egina FPSO since June 2015. The modules are fabricated successfully under the same safety and quality standards applicable in the Geoje shipyard; the local content portion of the project is proceeding as scheduled.

Image: Egina FPSO_SHI

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