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Keppel to deliver third Armada Madura FPSO

By  AOG Staff Monday, 24 October 2016 03:20
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Keppel Offshore & Marine's (Keppel O&M) subsidiary Keppel Shipyard is on track to deliver a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel to Armada Madura EPC.

Armada Madura is a joint venture between Shapoorji Pallonji and Bumi Armada. The spread-moored FPSO unit was named Karapan Armada Sterling III during a naming ceremony held early October at Keppel Shipyard.

The FPSO will be deployed to the Madura BD Field in Madura Strait East Java which is operated by Husky-CNOOC Madura Limited (HCML).

“This is the third conversion/upgrading project that we have undertaken for the Shapoorji Pallonji and Bumi Armada joint venture to-date and we are certain that Karapan Armada Sterling III will be as successful as their first two FPSOs, Armada Sterling and Armada Sterling II,” said Michael Chia, managing director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel O&M.

"Armada Sterling III is a unique project as she is the world's first floating facility that has a large sulphur processing plant installed capable of producing molten Sulphur,” added Bumi CEO Leon Harland.

“The FPSO is able to process approximately 25 tonne of sulphur per day. It was a challenge to operate with such high sulphur levels and thanks to the capabilities and collaboration of the teams, we have completed a fit-for-purpose solution for our client HCML."

Keppel’s work scope for the Karapan Armada Sterling III FPSO includes refurbishment and life extension works, upgrading of living quarters to accommodate 80 personnel, fabrication and installation of mooring systems as well as, installation and integration of topside process modules.

It is designed to process 110 MMscf/d gas, 7500 bbl oil condensate, and is equipped with sulphur handling facilities. It has a 12-point spread mooring arrangement and has a storage capacity of 370,000 bbl.

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