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Mooring Systems - External Turret

FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV21 - Ghana

SOFEC designed, constructed, fabricated and delivered an External Turret Mooring System for a 272,000 dwt MODEC converted FPSO. This is the first FPSO installed on the Jubilee Field, one of the largest oil fields discovered in West Africa in the past decade. This is one of the largest external turrets on an FPSO application.

The FPSO Kwame Nkhruma is installed in 1,320 meters water depth. The FPSO is capable of processing more than 120,000 barrels of oil per day and 160 MMscfd of produced gas and injecting 232,000 barrels of water and is designed to remain on the field for up to 20 years.

The SOFEC external turret mooring system will be ABS classed.

General Description
Location: Jubilee Field, Ghana
Client Name: Tullow Ghana Ltd.
Contract Awarded: September  2008
Installation Date: November 2010
Water Depth: 1,320m (4,330ft)
Tanker Size: 272,000 dwt
First Oil: December 2010
Vessel Type: MODEC Converted FPSO
Storage Capacity: 1,600,000 bbls
Fabrication: Turret - Malaysia
Vessel - Singapore
Region: Africa
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