The cylindrical FPSO for CNOOC's Liuhua project (Source: MacGregor)

MacGregor clinches order for FPSO offloading systems

Cargotec subsidiary, MacGregor, has won an order to supply two offloading systems for CNOOC’s Liuhua 11-1/4-1 redevelopment project in the eastern South China Sea. Booked in the final quarter of 2021, the offloading systems are due to be delivered to Offshore Oil Engineering in Qingdao in January 2023. The latest contract follows the successful supply of mooring and riser pull-in systems for CNOOC’s Lingshui 17-2 project.

The 60,000-tonne FPSO on the Liuhua development is China’s first cylindrical unit and the MacGregor equipment will ensure the safe offloading of oil to shuttle tankers. The system will include both a 16-inch catenary hose and a 16-inch floating hose to provide flexibility in shuttle tanker selection, MacGregor said. Both systems will have a rated oil flow of 3,600m3 per hour.

Commenting on the order, MacGregor’s vice president, Offshore Energy Solutions, Tor Eide, said: “During the past two years we have delivered the 16-point mooring system, the north and south modular riser pull-in system for the CNOOC Lingshui 17-2 project in the western part of South China Sea.

“Despite unprecedented challenges and difficulties caused by the Covid situation,” he continued, “our teams from China, Singapore and Norway worked together to achieve delivery punctuality and continuous responsive service, which was highly recognised by the CNOOC project team.”

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
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