MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected by CNOOC to supply two FPSO offloading systems for the Liuhua 11-1/4-1 redevelopment project located in the east part of the South China Sea. The contract has been awarded following the successful cooperation and delivery of the mooring system and riser pull-in system for CNOOC’s Lingshui 17-2 project.
The cylindrical FPSO for CNOOC's Liuhua project. Courtesy of Cargotec.
The order was booked into Cargotec’s 4Q21 order intake. The offloading systems are planned to be delivered to Offshore Oil Engineering’s construction site located in Qingdao, China in January 2023.
This is China’s first 60 000 t cylindrical FPSO, and MacGregor’s offloading systems will play a critical role in ensuring the safe and efficient discharge of oil from the FPSO to a shuttle tanker.
The offloading systems will be customised to store either a 16 in. catenary hose or a 16 in. floating hose that allows the operator flexibility with shuttle tanker selection. The rated oil flow is up to 3600 m3 per hr for each offloading system. The two sets of offloading systems share a common hydraulic power unit, with this redundant solution providing high-efficiency operation.
“During the past two years we have delivered the 16-point mooring system, the north and south modular riser pull-in system for the CNOOC Lingshui 17-2 project in the western part of South China Sea. Despite unprecedented challenges and difficulties caused by the Covid situation, our teams from China, Singapore and Norway worked together to achieve delivery punctuality and continuous responsive service, which was highly recognised by the CNOOC project team,” said Tor Eide, Vice President, Offshore Energy Solutions, MacGregor.
“Based on the trust gained and many years of excellent cooperation, we are proud to again have the opportunity to support CNOOC's gas field development and make our contribution to the Liuhua 11-1/4-1 project,” added Eide.
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