The N999 Tortue FPSO’s completion ceremony, the most significant gas processing floating production in the world, storage and offloading platform designed and built by COSCO SHIPPING Offshore, was held on 9 September, per the firm’s release.
It is reportedly BP’s first FPSO assignment in China. With an LOA of about 270 meters, a moulded beam of 54 meters with a moulded depth of 31.5 meters, the vessel has a deck area that equals two soccer fields, a height that is comparable to almost a vast 10-story building, a design working life of about 30 years, a displacement tonnage of approximately 320,000 tons, and a storage capacity of no less than 1.44 million barrels of oil.
About 22 meters in length, 41 meters in width, and 32 meters in height, the living area can accommodate about 140 individuals. It also offers a comfortable living and working environment for employees of various genders and nationalities.
N999 Tortue FPSO is also the world’s largest gas processing platform. The topside facilities deploy international processing technology, comprising five pipeline supports and eight oil and gas processing and production modules, with gas-liquid separation, the processing flow of fluid reception, and condensation, removal, and stabilization.
Once it is put to service, the platform is expected to be able to process about 500 million standard cubic feet of gas daily.
BP has reportedly invested significantly in the most inc world’s most credible floating gas processing platform (offshore) with Technip Energies as the main contractor and construction by COSCO SHIPPING Offshore, a subsidiary of COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry.
It’s expected that post-delivery, the vessel will sail toward the west African coast as a vital part of developing a next-gen LNG hub that plays a crucial role in the extraction of international green energy.
References: Port News, Energy Capital & Power
Source: Maritime Shipping News