Fossil Energy – FPSO
Last Friday, the hull for Equinor’s Johan Castberg FPSO vessel arrived in Norway, transported by the transport vessel Boka Vanguard owned by Boskalis.
The 12,500 nautical-mile-long journey from Sembcorp Marine in Singapore to Kvinnherad, which started in mid-February, took 49 days. Sembcorp Marine’s scope of work for the Johan Castberg FPSO vessel comprised the construction of the hull and living quarters.
Upon final completion at Aker Solutions’ yard in Stord, the FPSO will be deployed at the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea, about 240km from Hammerfest, Norway.
The FPSO hull is built to be self-contained for harsh-environment operation, with living quarters accommodating up to 140 personnel on board.
The Johan Castberg field is expected to start producing in the fourth quarter of 2024.