By Fred Akanni
The Egina FPSO left the quay side in Geoje Korea at 7.18am Korean time on the 31st of October.
The vessel started its long anticipated journey to Nigeria, several months after the original schedule.
It will take 90 days to arrive at the yard of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) in Lagos, meaning either late January or early February 2017.
There, the six modules constructed by TechnipFMC, which are presently at the LADOL yard will, together with some other modules coming from Korea be integrated to the FPSO at LADOL yard, a process that will take about six months to complete. That is the key local content part of the FPSO integration.
The FPSO will then leave LADOL yard in Lagos to Egina location off the southeastern Nigeria, where the risers, offloading Buoy and other subsea cables will then be hooked up to the FPSO before Egina first oil in November 2018.