SBM Offshore picks LOC for marine warranty services on two FPSOs

Marine and engineering consulting firm LOC Group has been awarded new contracts with SBM Offshore to act as Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) on two floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) projects.

SBM Offshore's Fast4Ward FPSO design; Source: SBM Offshore
SBM Offshore - Fast4Ward FPSO design
SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward FPSO design; Source: SBM Offshore

These SBM Offshore’s FPSOs will be deployed offshore Brazil and Guyana, LOC said in a statement on Thursday.

LOC will provide MWS services for the transportation and installation operations relating to the FPSO on one of the projects, and the FPSO topsides on the other.

The design of both FPSOs is based on SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward program, which incorporates the company’s newbuild, multi-purpose hull combined with several standardised topsides modules.

These projects follow two earlier FPSO projects, in which LOC also acted as MWS appointed by SBM Offshore.

The LOC teams in London, Singapore, and China have been working with SBM Offshore’s project teams, delivering a fit-for-purpose solution to assist in achieving a timely project delivery.

Shai Tzucker, Energy Operations Director at LOC: “These very significant projects further establish LOC as the leading industry provider of marine assurance and advisory services for major natural gas offshore development projects; FPSO integration, towage and installation”.

Dr. Aureliano Schirripa, Project Manager at LOC, said: “These recent wins build on our past contracts with SBM Offshore on FPSO projects, and reflect LOC’s expanding reputation as a world-class provider of MWS services and other marine engineering across the Americas and China for FPSOs amongst other structures worldwide”.