China: COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Wins FPSO Conversion Contract

COSCO Corporation, through its subsidiary COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd. has secured a contract to convert one Large Crude Carrier Tanker, MT “Sunrise Jewel”, to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel for a Japanese ship-owner.

The FPSO for the Japanese ship-owner is designed to operate for 20 years without dry-docking. It will have a capacity of the crude oil processing of 28,600 Sm3/day of liquid, gas processing & compression of 8,000,000 Sm3/day and a storage capacity of 1,600,000 barrels of oil (“bbl”). The FPSO will be deployed in the Cernambi –Sul Field, offshore Brazil.

Technical Data:

Vessel type – Oil Products Tanker

Gross tonnage – 156,408 tons

Summer DWT – 302,440 tons

Length – 332 m

Beam – 58 m

Draught – 9 m

COSCO (DaLian) Shipyard is the largest shipyard in COSCO Shipyard Group. By the existing facilities, COSCO (DaLian) Shipyard can undertake more than 200 large-size ocean vessels’ repair and conversion annually and become the main base for ship repair, conversion and off shore marine engineering manufacture in North-East Asia. It has one of the world’s biggest DWT 300,000 floating dock, one DWT 180,000 dock, one DWT 80,000 dock and nine repair berths including DWT 300,000 wharf and 10,000t slipway. Its land area totaling 1,200,000 m2 is well equipped and serves as an ideal place for the repair and conversion of large bulk carrier, container carrier and VLCC.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, December 28, 2011;

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Posted on December 28, 2011