Dubai’s Drydocks World has completed the construction of a Turret Mooring System (TMS) for SBM Offshore and end-client Equinor. The TMS will be integrated with the Johan Castberg Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in Singapore, and deployed for operations offshore in the Norwegian Barents Sea.
Weighing over 8,000 tonnes, the internal TMS will enable the vessel to passively weathervane around the anchor legs, while simultaneously transferring fluids, power, and communication signals between the vessel and the subsea equipment. Drydocks World completed the TMS in four units, and was responsible for the production, engineering, procurement, construction and testing of system components.
This is the third TMS that SBM Offshore has awarded to Drydocks World. Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO of Drydocks World Dubai, said, “We are proud to successfully deliver this project with 4.98 million injury free man-hours. Despite the current challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put every necessary measure in place to ensure our yard has the capabilities to keep production on-track, whilst keeping our employees safe.”