Houlder Ltd

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FPSO design development

FPSO design development

Houlder is working with Amplus Energy Services to develop a new FPSO (Floating Processing, Storage and Offloading) vessel design capable of economically handling 100,000 barrels from marginal wells. The fundamental difference between this vessel and other FPSO design projects is time on station. Only being on location for a matter of months rather than years means every moment of operability counts. Houlder’s challenge is to deliver a vessel that can maximise return by achieving low build and operating cost targets. As a result, work has been undertaken around the following key vessel features: •Fast transit to and from port and between wells •A low roll hull that delivers stability and maximises operating days •Dynamic Positioning capability to remove mooring requirements •A high freeboard to minimise the impact of water on deck •A detachable turret system allowing the vessel to easily connect and disconnect to the well •Possible power from oil / gas from the well to reduce operating costs Design studies have also been undertaken to refine the propulsion and station keeping plant. This is alongside development of structural plans for submission to Class on Amplus’ behalf and a high level HAZID process with owners and potential operators as the project moves towards entering into a shipbuilding contract.

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