EnerMech Awarded First Hydraulics Contract in China

BW Offshore has awarded EnerMech a hydraulics design and installation contract on the Papa Terra FPSO (P-63) conversion project in Dalian, China.

BW Offshore is delivering the marine scope of the FPSO conversion which will be operated as a joint venture between Petrobas and Chevron, offshore Brazil. The P-63 will have 16 topsides and is designed to process up to 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, will design, fabricate and install all instrument tubing, piping and supports connecting the hydraulics power units for the vessel’s winch and mooring systems, riser pull-in and bow discharge systems, followed by hydrotesting and hot oil flushing services.

EnerMech has provided cranes and lifting services to BW Offshore – the world’s second largest FPSO owner and operator – but this award, valued at $835,000 (£525,000), is the first hydraulics scope to be awarded.

EnerMech’s regional director for Asia Pacific region, John Guy, said: “We have previous experience of working in Dalian and this was a supporting factor in securing the work.

“We also have the advantage of strong local support from our Chinese partners, QPOC, in terms of sourcing personnel and equipment locally and this shortened delivery time considerably.”