Tanker set for conversion into FPSO Anna Nery by Yinson; Source: ABB Royal IHC

Royal IHC to provide mooring and equipment for Anna Nery FPSO

Malaysian FPSO provider Yinson has awarded Royal IHC a contract for the supply of a tandem mooring and offloading system and a riser pull-in system for the Anna Nery FPSO.

Tanker set for conversion into FPSO Anna Nery by Yinson; Source: ABB

Royal IHC said that the equipment would be placed onto the Anna Nery floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel on behalf of Yinson.

Yinson secured the contract in October 2019 to convert a 2002-built crude oil tanker into the Anna Nery FPSO and the firm will be the operator and conduct maintenance of the vessel.

The FPSO vessel will be installed on the Marlim 2 oil field in the Campos Basin 150 kilometres offshore Brazil, in a water depth of 930 meters.

The Anna Nery FPSO will be able to produce 70,000 barrels of oil and 4 million cubic metres of gas per day. The production start-up is scheduled for the years 2022 and 2023. The units will be operated and chartered for 25 years.

Royal IHC designed the offloading and riser pull-in system in a way to minimise the space needed on board for storage.

It is worth noting that the company has a proven track record in the delivery of over 20 turnkey systems of this type worldwide. The tandem mooring and offloading system and riser pull-in system will be delivered to China next year.

Andre Merlino, Royal IHC’s executive director for the offshore, said: “We are proud to have been awarded this contract by Yinson for this significant project.

This contract provides further evidence that IHC is firmly established as a reputable partner for the design and development of advanced equipment for the floating production market, we look forward to building what we hope will be a long-term partnership with Yinson by working collaboratively on this important project”.

Apart from Royal IHC, Yinson recently awarded a deal for electrical, control, and telecommunication equipment and services onboard the Anna Nery FPSO to ABB.