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FPSO topside warranty survey job for Aqualis Offshore

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Offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore has been contracted by Cantex Global Logistics to provide the marine warranty surveyor (MWS) services for FPSO P67 & P70 topside modules transportation from various Brazilian ports to COOEC’s yard in Qingdao, China.  

The scope of work for Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, 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 mt. 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.

“We are proud to be able to support Cantex Global Logistics on this project and would like to give them credit for choosing a China-based business to execute the marine warranty services on this extensive project,” says Phil Lenox, director – Asia Pacific, Aqualis Offshore.

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. 

For surveying the discharges, Aqualis Offshore 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 the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Cantex Global specializes in global logistics of heavy and large cargos, especially in the offshore oil and gas sector.

Aqualis Offshore is a specialised marine and offshore engineering consultancy focusing on the shallow and deep-water segments of the offshore oil and gas industry.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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