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Drydocks World completes construction on a Turret Mooring System for SBM Offshore and Equinor

Drydocks World, the service provider to the marine, offshore, oil, gas and renewable energy sectors has successfully completed construction on a Turret Mooring System (TMS) for SBM Offshore and end-client Equinor. The TMS will be integrated with the Johan Castberg Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in Singapore, and deployed for operation offshore in the Norwegian Barents Sea.

The over 8,000T internal TMS will enable the vessel to passively weathervane around the anchor legs, while simultaneously transferring fluids, power, and communications signals between the vessel and the subsea equipment. Drydocks World completed the TMS in 4 units, and was responsible for the production engineering, procurement, construction and testing of system components.

Capt. Rado Antolovic PhD, CEO of Drydocks World Dubai, said “At Drydocks World we have the expertise and facilities to deliver high quality offshore technology, and we are proud to successfully deliver this project with 4.98 million injury free man-hours. Despite the current challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put every necessary measure in place to ensure our yard has the capabilities to keep production on-track, whilst keeping our employees safe, ultimately allowing us to deliver on our project commitments. We are very pleased for the opportunity to have worked with SBM Offshore and Equinor again, and look forward to further future collaboration.”

This is the 3rd TMS that SBM Offshore has awarded to Drydocks World, a leader in specialist TMS fabrication, having previously completed the world’s largest TMS together.


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