Energean Power FPSO; Source: Energean

Energean Power FPSO gets living quarters and pipe rack

Oil and gas company Energean has completed the lift of the living quarter module and pipe rack modules onto the Energean Power FPSO set for the Karish field off Israel.

Energean Power FPSO; Source: Energean

Energean said on Wednesday that the living quarter (LQ) module and the eight pipe rack modules were successfully lifted on to the Energean Power FPSO hull at Sembcorp’s Admiralty Yard in Singapore.

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Once completed the FPSO will sail away to Israel, where it will be used to develop the Karish offshore gas field.

The LQ module is 20 meters long, 40 metres wide, 26 metres high, and weighs in at 1,727 tonnes and has seven decks.

The module is designed to accommodate 70 people during normal operations in single occupancy. Occupancy can be increased to 120 people during heavy maintenance periods by increasing most cabins to double occupancy.

Energean added that the pipe rack modules were 25 metres long, 6 metres wide and 14.5 metres high – each weighing in between 120 and 210 tonnes. The Sembcorp Marine crane barge L-3601, which has a lifting capacity of 3,600 tonnes, has been used in the operations.

The pipe racks are designed to carry interface piping between the various modules and hull systems and provide space for the location of cable trays connecting the modules to the electrical house and instrument technical room.

According to Energean, TechnipFMC – EPCIC contractor for the Karish development project – has engaged the heavy lift crane vessel Jumbo Fairplayer for the operations.

Pipe racks for the Energean Power FPSO; Source: Energean
Pipe racks for the Energean Power FPSO; Source: Energean

The 14 mooring lines were pre-laid and wet stored before the arrival of the Energean Power FPSO, which is scheduled to sail away from Singapore to Israel in summer 2021.

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Following its arrival in Israel, the 14 mooring lines will be lifted and connected to the FPSO. The Karish development project is on track to deliver first gas in the second half of 2021.

Energean in September signed agreements to sell more gas from the Karish gas development, increasing total firm contracted gas sales from the project to about 7.0 bcm/yr on plateau.