Nevesbu and Iv-Oil & Gas to modify and upgrade Petrojarl 1 FPSO

Nevesbu and Iv-Oil & Gas to modify and upgrade Petrojarl 1 FPSO May 2015 - Recently, Nevesbu signed the contract to modify and upgrade the Petrojarl 1 FPSO. In November 2014, Nevesbu and Iv-Oil & Gas started the Pre-Contract Engineering. The upgrade will take about a year. Following its upgrade, the FPSO will be used as an early production system (EPS) unit on the Atlanta field, located 185 kilometres offshore from the Brazil coast. Not only is this project challenging in many ways, it is also unique: an EPC redeployment upgrade contract has not been carried out in Europe before.

Teekay Offshore awarded Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) the complete EPC contract for the modification and upgrade of the Petrojarl 1 FPSO. DSR has in turn contracted Nevesbu to take care of the Marine Systems, Structural (design and engineering) and Naval Architecture for all modifications. Iv-Oil & Gas was requested by Nevesbu to execute the Process, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Structural, Piping Design and Piping Engineering. Frames was selected for its expertise in the field of separation. They are providing a large amount of the skid mounted package units (skids) and are working closely together with Nevesbu and Iv-Oil & Gas for integration of the skids with the vessel. Upon arrival of the ship in January, Iv-Infra performed a 3D laser scan, after which the preparations for the demolition and the actual demolition started.

In April 2015, Petrojarl 1 was moved into DSR’s dry dock, where the refurbishment, modification and upgrade of the ship will be executed. In the fall of 2015, the engineering activities will be finished, after which the construction of the process area can start. You can read more about this project in the coming edition of our Ivormatie magazine.

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