Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) successfully
completed Geoje-shipyard portion of the world's largest sized
Egina FPSO. The gigantic floater left for Nigeria on 31th October
SHI has now fulfilled successful delivery or sail-away of three
massive offshore projects as scheduled. Earlier this year Ichthys
CPF, world's largest floating gas processing facility, was
delivered in April. Prelude FLNG, world's largest FLNG, had left
Goeje in June.
SHI won the order to build Egina FPSO in 2013. The FPSO 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 million barrels of storage capacity with
topsides weighing 60,000 tons.
The newbuilding contract was record-breaking in number at USD 3
billion, a turn-key project in which Samsung covers the entire
engineering, procurement, construction, transport, and
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 Geoje on 31th 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
SHI-MCI has constructed topside modules for Egina FPSO since June
2015. The modules are fabricated successfully under the same
safety & quality standards applicable in the Geoje shipyard;
the local content portion of the project is proceeding as