Offshore Vessel News Roundup | October 27 – Crewboats for US and Asia, new Brazilian-built and -owned FPSO

Offshore Vessel News Roundup | October 27 – Crewboats for US and Asia, new Brazilian-built and -owned FPSO

A new floating production unit will soon commence operations in Brazil while construction is either already underway or soon to commence on new crewboats for operators in the United States, Saudi Arabia, and South-East Asia.

Construction completed on Petrobras FPSO

<em>Photo: Petrobras</em>
Photo: Petrobras

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine, through wholly owned subsidiary Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), has completed construction of a floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) for Petrobras.

P-71 will be deployed to the ultra-deepwater Itapu field in Brazil's Santos Basin. Once in operation, it will produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day.

The FPSO measures 316 by 54 metres.

Keel laid for second crewboat in series for Windea's US East Coast operations

St Johns Ship Building (SJSB) in Palatka, Florida, has laid the keel of a new crewboat for operator Windea, a partnership of Hornblower Wind and MidOcean Wind.

The aluminium vessel will be operated in support of the Vineyard Wind I construction project south of Martha's Vineyard.

The catamaran crewboat will measure 98 feet (30 metres) long and will have space for 24 technicians and six crewmembers. Four 690hp (515kW) main engines will deliver speeds of up to 29 knots.

Singapore builder secures order for crewboat quartet

<em>Photo: Strategic Marine</em>
Photo: Strategic Marine

Strategic Marine of Singapore has been awarded a contract for the construction of four new crewboats in a series for Malaysian customer Surya Nautika.

The vessels will utilise a design developed by Australian naval architecture firm Southerly Designs. Each will measure 40 metres long and will also be equipped for secondary roles such as external firefighting and standby safety duties.

As with other vessels in the Surya Nautika fleet, the crewboats will be used to support the activities of Malaysian energy company Petronas.

UAE yard to supply five crewboats to Saudi operator

<em>Photo: Grandweld Shipyards</em>
Photo: Grandweld Shipyards

UAE-based Grandweld Shipyards has been selected for the construction of five new crewboats in a series for Saudi vessel operator Jana Marine Services.

The 42-metre crewboats will join seven earlier Grandweld-built vessels in the Jana Marine fleet. This figure also includes crewboats, tugs, and a general support workboat.

Delivery of the first crewboat will be within nine months of the contract signing.

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