Aibel Holds Steel Cutting Ceremony for FPSO Module (Thailand)

In accordance with tradition, Thai monks blessed the steel, machinery, visitors and staff in a steel cutting ceremony held yesterday for the P-74 FPSO Module.

The monk blessing ceremony is a very important cultural tradition in Thailand. To Aibel it is a nice way to mark the start of an important project,” says Managing Director Jim Ryan at Aibel Thailand.

The steel cutting ceremony for P-74 FPSO took place at Aibel’s subcontractor in Thailand, Deeline. The master monk placed gold leafs on the steel plate that was to be cut, sprinkled it with holy water, and chanted blessings.

Aibel is delivering five topside modules to the P-74 FPSO. The contract for procurement and construction was signed this summer.

This project starts just as fabrication finishes on the Troll project, so it fits in well with the needs of Aibel Thailand,” Ryan explains. He continues:

Aibel’s client Estaleiros do Brasil (EBR) is a consortium between Toyo Engineering and SoG – Oleo e Gas. Toyo is a repeat customer of Aibel and has to date been very happy with our deliveries.

The FPSO will operate in Brazilian waters for Petrobas. The last of the Aibel modules is to leave the yard in Laem Chabang in august 2014.

At its peak next spring around 700 workers will be employed on this project,” says K. Thanakorn. He is Aibel’s project manager.

The ceremony today lasted for several hours. Present were also EBR’s Construction Manager Mr. Hisano and Managing Director Manit Jimlimlert at Deeline. The monks also blessed them and the Deeline staff.

We appreciate that we can make the first cut one month earlier than originally planned. This takes some pressure off the schedule,K. Thanakorn concludes.

Aibel, October 9, 2013

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>


<< Jan 2020 >>
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 31 1 2

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >


Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >