Damen contracts large EPC redeployment upgrade for Teekay Petrojarl FPSO

Drill ships, Energy, Ship Conversions, Technical, Technology — By on December 20, 2014 at 8:59 PM
The Petrojarl 1

The Petrojarl I

Teekay Petrojarl contracts Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam for the ‘EPC Redeployment Upgrade’ of its FPSO Petrojarl I

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), has been awarded an EPC contract by Petrojarl I LLC for the upgrade of its FPSO Petrojarl I. The Petrojarl I is a Teekay Petrojarl managed FPSO, built in 1986, which has been active in the North Sea. Its redeployment will be at the Atlanta field in Brazil.

The Petrojarl I is contracted by Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP) for deployment at the Atlanta post-salt oil field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil to produce heavy crude oil in a water depth of 1535m. For this deployment as an ‘early production system’, the FPSO will be upgraded at DSR.

The works consist of basic engineering, detailed and construction design and engineering, workshop drawings, interface engineering, marine & process equipment procurement, fabrication, construction, corrosion protection/coating, transport and lifting operations, integration, mechanical completion, performance testing and commissioning activities, and includes upgrades and modifications related to:

–    Marine, Hull and Life Extension according to Class

–    Conversion of the process systems (i.e. separation train and produced water topsides) and integration

–    Brazilian Compliance

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam, responsible for the full upgrade of the FPSO, has formed  partnerships with Frames and Nevesbu. Frames, with its headquarters in Alphen aan den Rijn (the Netherlands), will carry out the design and fabrication of the new ‘Topside Skids’. Nevesbu, with its head offices in Alblasserdam (the Netherlands), will carry out the Marine, and Topside Integration Engineering.

Unique project

The contract has been secured by and will be supervised by DSC’s ‘Offshore & Conversion’ task force team. Commercial Managers Ruud Haneveer and Bas Loohuis have worked together in creating this success: “This is again a unique project for Damen Shiprepair & Conversion. To our knowledge an EPC Redeployment Upgrade Contract has not been carried out in Europe before. We expect, by being responsible for the hull, the topside conversion and its integration, to offer Teekay a controlled situation with regards to safety, quality, budget and delivery time and herewith demonstrate to our future customers our EPC capabilities.”

This project represents a major step in Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s development to a full service conversion group. Leaving aside the unique partnerships with Frames and Nevesbu, the shipyard undertakes another step in its project management organisation. Thomas van Tol, the appointed Project Manager, had this to say: “The oil and gas industry is subject to extremely high HSEQ requirements. This requires a professional project team. The experiences with past Oil & Gas projects, such as the ‘Gryphon A’ FPSO, also carried out by DSR, has made us ready for this task. Comprehensive design and engineering management for this project, will serve as the foundation for future major offshore projects.”

The Petrojarl I will be at the shipyard for approximately one year and will arrive early January 2015 at the yard.

Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shipyards Group operates 40 ship- and repair yards, employing 8.000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 5.000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approx. 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including: tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and super yachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of Services, such as maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. To complete, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion

In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 15 repair & conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DS&C handles 1, 500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.

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