October 4, 2023


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Keppel builds a second Fast4Ward FPSO for SBM has entered the integration phase

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Keppel builds a second Fast4Ward FPSO for SBM has entered the integration phase

The second Fast4Ward “Universal” Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) “Prosperity” built by Singapore’s Keppel Shipyard for SBM OFFSHORE in the Netherlands has entered the integration phase, marking another milestone in the construction of the “Prosperity”.

According to an update announcement issued by SBM on March 31, Prosperity has left the drydock and moved to the dock to begin work on the integration of the topsides. This is the third FPSO for ExxonMobil Guyana built by SBM and will be delivered with The first 2 FPSOs “Liza Destiny” and “Liza Unity” operating together in Guyana waters.

The Prosperity, built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, will arrive at Keppel Shipyard in mid-August 2021 to begin integration of the topsides. The vessel is based on SBM’s common Fast4Ward FPSO hull, and its design largely replicates the design of the first Fast4Ward FPSO “Liza Unity” built by SBM at Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.

“Prosperity” is the world’s first large-tonnage FPSO with self-propelled capability. It was jointly designed by China Shipbuilding Corporation No. 708 Institute and Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, displacement reaches 460,000 tons. Compared with the first ship, the biggest feature of “Prosperity” is that according to the requirements of the sailing ship, two propeller compartments are separately designed at the rear of the engine room, and two 3860-kilowatt main generators and related auxiliary systems are added to make it a The world’s first navigable large-tonnage FPSO.

The ship is equipped with two ABB pod-type electric full-rotation propellers, which are currently the most advanced in the world, with a single power of 5,500 kilowatts. They have the characteristics of gearless transmission, no motor cooling, and high-efficiency permanent magnet motors, which can reduce bearing transmission, no lubricating oil cooling energy consumption, etc., reduce lubricating oil consumption by more than 90% and reduce fuel consumption by more than 10%. At the same time, the pods and rudder pads use environmentally friendly mineral oil, which has zero pollution to the environment.

SBM‘s Fast4Ward concept includes a common new-build hull and a range of topside modules and mooring system solutions. The FPSO is designed to produce 220,000 barrels of oil per day, process 400 million cubic feet of natural gas, and have a water injection capacity of 250,000 barrels per day. It will be moored to a depth of 1,900 meters and can store about 2 million barrels of crude oil.

As planned, the “Prosperity” will be deployed at ExxonMobil‘s Payara development project in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, about 200 kilometers off the coast of Guyana. ExxonMobil subsidiary Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) holds a 45% stake in the Stabroek Block and is the operator of the Stabroek Block. Other shareholders include Hess Guyana Exploration (30%) and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana (25%).

Source: eworldship


新加坡吉宝船厂为荷兰SBM OFFSHORE建造的第二艘Fast4Ward“通用型”浮式生产储卸油船(FPSO)“Prosperity”号进入集成阶段,这标志着“Prosperity”号的建造实现了又一个里程碑。

根据SBM在3月31日发布的更新公告,Prosperity”号已经离开干船坞转移至码头,着手进行上部模块的集成工作。这是SBM建造的埃克森美孚圭亚那第三艘FPSO,交付后将与前2艘“Liza Destiny”号和“Liza Unity”号一起在圭亚那水域运营。

“Prosperity”号由上海外高桥造船建造船体,在2021年8月中旬抵达吉宝船厂,开始上部模块的集成工作。该船基于SBM通用的Fast4Ward型FPSO船体,其设计在很大程度上复制了SBM在外高桥造船建造的首艘Fast4Ward型FPSO“Liza Unity”号设计。




按照计划,“Prosperity”号将部署在埃克森美孚位于圭亚那海上Stabroek区块的Payara开发项目,距离圭亚那海岸约200公里。埃克森美孚子公司Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited(EEPGL)持有Stabroek区块45%的股份,是Stabroek区块的运营商。其他股东还包括Hess Guyana Exploration(30%)和中海油圭亚那公司(CNOOC Petroleum Guyana,25%)。


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