• 2016 August 28 08:42

    Keppel to deliver Bumi Armada’s first North Sea FPSO

    Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)'s wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) is on track to deliver a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to Armada Kraken Pte Ltd (Armada Kraken), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada).

    The naming ceremony of the FPSO, Armada Kraken, was held at Keppel Shipyard yesterday.

    Armada Kraken is a harsh-environment FPSO unit that is designed for operations in the North Sea under a stringent regulatory regime. The FPSO vessel, which has a design life of 25 years without dry-docking, will be deployed to produce the heavy oil (API degree 14) found in the Kraken field in the UK sector of the North Sea.

    Keppel Shipyard's work scope for the Armada Kraken project includes refurbishment and life extension works, upgrading of living quarters to accommodate 90 personnel, installation of an internal turret mooring system as well as the installation and integration of topside process modules.

    Armada Kraken is able to handle a peak fluid rate of 460,000 barrels per day (bpd) and 80,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd), 275,000 bpd of water injection, 20 million standard cubic feet (MMscf) of gas handling and has a storage capacity of 600,000 barrels.

    About Keppel Shipyard
    Keppel Shipyard is the trusted industry name for the repair, conversion and upgrading of a diverse range of vessels, and a global leader in the conversion of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels, Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) vessels and Floating Storage and Re-gasification Units (FSRU), as well as the fabrication and installation of turrets and mooring systems, and topside process modules. Keppel Shipyard is currently undertaking the world's first-of-its-type Floating Liquefaction Facility conversion.

    About Bumi Armada
    Bumi Armada Berhad is a Malaysia-based international offshore energy facilities and services provider with a presence in over 17 countries spread across five continents, supported by over 1,600 people from over 30 nationalities.
    Bumi Armada Berhad provides offshore services via three business units - Floating Production, Storage & Offloading ("FPSO") Operations, Floating Gas Solutions ("FGS") and Offshore Marine Services ("OMS"). The three business units are in turn supported by three support units, namely FPSO Sales, Major Projects and Technology & Development. Bumi Armada is the fifth largest FPSO player in the world and an established OSV owner and operator across Asia, Africa and Latin America.




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