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Mooring Systems - Spread Mooring

FPSO Kizomba A - Angola

SOFEC was responsible for the design and analysis of the spread mooring system for what is currently the world's largest FPSO. The supply of the off-vessel equipment (wire, chain, piles) as well as the installation of the system is the responsibility of the EPC3 installation contractor. SOFEC was also contracted directly by the client to manage the hook-up operations associated with the offshore FPSO installation.

The SOFEC mooring system is DnV classed.

General Description
Location: Kizomba A Field, Block 15, Angola
Client Name: Esso Exploration Angola (Block 15) Ltd.
Contract Awarded: August  2001
Installation Date: May 2004
Water Depth: 1,180m (3,870ft)
Tanker Size: 375,000 dwt
First Oil: August 2004
Storage Capacity: 2,200,000 bbls
Region: Africa
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