DGI Doedijns recently delivered eight Topside Umbilical Connection (TUC) Cabinets.
The TUC’s will be installed aboard two FPSO’s that will be stationed at the Kaombo field Block 32 offshore Angola. The TUC’s are a vital part aboard the FPSO as part of turret mooring system to interface with the subsea umbilicals.
Each vessel will be equipped with four TUC’s to provide a reliable and robust interface between subsea umbilicals and the vessel. The TUC cabinets have been delivered early 2016 and will be transported to Singapore for installation on the FPSOs.
Two of Total’s very large crude carriers will be converted into the FPSOs. Because the existing carriers are being converted, the available design space for the cabinets was limited. By combining hydraulic manifold technology into the cabinets we are able to deliver a safe, robust and reliable product within the customer´s requirements and available space. The TUC cabinets will be used for distributing the process chemicals aboard the FPSO’s and termination of the umbilicals.