Keppel Launches FPSO Armada Claire

Malaysia-based international oil and gas offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada Berhad, has launched its Floating Production, Supply and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Armada Claire.

The successful conversion and refurbishment of the Armada Claire was completed at the Keppel Shipyard located in Tuas, Singapore. The Armada Claire took over 5 million man hours to complete with zero loss time injuries (LTIs).

This is the first time that Bumi Armada is utilizing a disconnectable turret design on its vessels, which will allow the turret to be disconnected and the vessel moved to safer water in the event of severe weather conditions.

Keppel Launches FPSO Armada Claire  It is also Bumi Armada’s first foray into Australia and the first time Bumi Armada has converted and operated a vessel under the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) regulations.

Contract to supply and operate the FPSO was signed by Bumi and Apache in September 2011 and is for an initial four years fixed term time charter with an option of a further four year annual extension period thereafter. The contract is valued at approximately $437 million.

FPSO Armada Claire, owned by Bumi Armada, will operate in block WA-49-L of the Balnaves Field, north-west Australia which is owned and operated by Apache Energy Ltd (Apache).

 

bumiarmada, February 11, 2014

 

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

Posted on February 11, 2014

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 1

Salvage & Wreck

Salvage and Wreck Removal Conference will focus on Casualty management case studies, Dealing with hazardous cargo and container ship fires…

read more >

6th Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibit

This year’s edition will have a revamped programme for attendees.

read more >

CrewConnect Global 2019

CrewConnect Global is the leading forum for collaboration to advance new industry approaches to seafarer recruitment and training.

read more >

CruiseConnect Global 2019

Attend CrewConnect Global and stay on for the CruiseConnect Summit to take part in an industry-wide conversation focused…

read more >