Bluewater’s Turret Mooring System Selected for Kaombo FPSOs

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“The turret mooring system consists of a turret assembly that is integrated into a vessel and permanently fixed to the seabed by means of a mooring system. The turret system contains a bearing system that allows the vessel to rotate around the fixed geostatic part of the turret, which is attached to the mooring system.” via Bluewater BV

Netherlands-based single point mooring specialist Bluewater Energy Services B.V. has been contracted today by Saipem for the engineering, procurement and construction of two complete deepwater turret mooring and swivel systems for Total’s Kaombo Field Development Project offshore Angola.

In April, Saipem won the $4 billion contract from Total to supply and operate a pair of converted turret-moored FPSOs at Block 32 in water depths of around 1650 meters. Once constructed, the subsea field will include 59 wells connected via 300 kilometers of subsea pipelines to two FPSO units, each with a production capacity of 125,000 barrels per day.

“With an extensive track record in Turret Mooring Systems already, this project is a great opportunity for Bluewater to strengthen its position as one of the few worldwide specialists and suppliers of large complex Turret Mooring System,” commented Hugo J. Heerema, President and CEO of Bluewater Energy Services B.V.”