By John Ankromah
Over 250 tons of Deck Stools and Pipe Racks fabricated by Seaweld Engineering Limited for MODEC for the construction of the T.E.N MV25 FPSO has finally arrived in Singapore. The Made-in-Ghana steel work left the shores of the Takoradi Port in mid -June 2014 for installation onto the Centennial Jewel Super Tanker at Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. T.E.N refers to a cluster of oilfields, namely Tweneboa, Enyenra and Ntomme, located in Deepwater Tano licence.
The 340 metres long by 56 metres wide Centennial J is currently under conversion and will become Ghana’s Second FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading). It is expected to be in Ghana in the last quarter of 2015.
In FPSO Design and Construction, Deck Stools are very essential as they are mounted on the deck of the ULCC (Ultra Large Crude Carrier) for the installation of Production Process Units on them. “These Topside Modules are constructed with the highest level of material integrity of which Seaweld delivered accordingly”, says the Ghanaian oil service company Seaweld Engineering.
The Deck Stools Construction Project was subcontracted by MODEC to Seaweld Engineering Ltd under the T.E.N Development Project, which is operated byTullow Oil (with Kosmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, PetroSA and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) as partners).
The Deck Stools construction project lasted up to about 160 days since its inception in January, 2014. “The arrival of the Stools at the Shipyard in Jurong for installation has seen Seaweld become the first Ghanaian company to have its name on the Offshore Vessel”, Seaweld days in a press release.
Loading and final shipment of the completed fabricated deck stools took place on 17th June, 2014 and sailed across the Mediterranean to Jurong Quayside in Singapore where conversion into the FPSO is currently taking place.