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DNV GL Supports Shell Penguins Redevelopment in UK

DNV GL has won a cross-service contract to support Shell’s Penguins field redevelopment on the UK Continental Shelf.

The contract with Shell involves a team which will deliver an integrated verification and class project for the operator’s Penguins floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, DNV GL explained.

DNV GL is providing integrated verification and class services to the project. This will be led by a team in UK Oil & Gas, collaborating with the DNV GL Offshore Class unit in Norway and the DNV GL yard team in China and the Philippines.

Justin Fletcher, DNV GL’s project manager for the mega project said, “DNV GL has been supporting Shell with this project since 2015, and it is very exciting to finally reach the execution phase. I’m looking forward to delivering this flagship project with our international team.”

The Penguins field is located in 165 meters (541 feet) of water, approximately 150 miles north east of the Shetland Islands. The project is a joint venture between Shell (50% and operator) and ExxonMobil (50%).