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Seatrium wins deepwater FPU newbuild contract from Shell

Singapore-based shipyard group, Seatrium, has successfully clinched a contract from Shell Offshore Inc to build and integrate the hull, topsides, and living quarters for the Sparta semi-submersible Floating Production Unit (FPU).

Designed to generate 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, the Sparta FPU will feature a single topside supported by a four-column semi-submersible floating hull. The agreement with Seatrium encompasses the installation of Shell-provided equipment, with the two-level topside for Sparta being assembled and hoisted onto the hull using Seatrium’s Goliath twin cranes, capable of lifting up to 30,000 tonnes.

This marks Seatrium’s third FPU project secured from Shell, following the Vito and Whale FPUs. William Gu, Executive Vice President and Head of Oil & Gas International at Seatrium, expressed their dedication to executing the project meticulously. He highlighted the focus on the single lift operation, fabrication of the FPU adhering to its 20,000-psi design for severe weather conditions, and the commitment to safely and efficiently delivering the unit to Shell.

The Sparta FPU’s designated location is the Garden Banks area in the US Gulf of Mexico, approximately 275 kilometers (171 miles) off the coast of Louisiana.

Source: Seatrium wins deepwater FPU newbuild contract from Shell (seatrade-maritime.com)

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