SMOE And Sembawang Shipyard Complete Topside Facilities For Erha FPSO – One Of The World’s Largest FPSOS

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September 14, 2005

SembCorp Industries is pleased to announce that two of its business units, SMOE and Sembawang Shipyard, have jointly completed their portion of the fabrication and integration of the topside facilities on one of the world’s largest Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels, ERHA FPSO, which will be located in the Erha Field offshore Nigeria.

The field is operated by Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, an affiliate of ExxonMobil Corporation.

The contract, awarded to SMOE in partnership with Sembawang Shipyard by Saipem S.A. on October 11, 2002, was for the fabrication, integration, precommissioning and commissioning assistance of 14 modules of FPSO topside facilities weighing 17,000 metric tonnes, and integration of nine modules fabricated by others in Nigeria and Malaysia. The total integrated weight is approximately 30,000 metric tonnes and the flare structure towers at
115 meters high.

Designed for the separation of oil, gas and water, ERHA FPSO has a storage capacity of 2.2 million barrels of oil and accommodates up to 100 personnel. The vessel hull, which was constructed in Korea, measures 285 meters in length, 63 meters in width and 33 meters in depth.

During the construction, the SMOE - Sembawang Shipyard team also achieved their highest safety record for FPSO projects of more than 10 million man-hours without any Lost Time Injury.

Mr. F.E. Chia, General Manager of SMOE said, “The remarkable safety record was a tremendous achievement attributable to the excellent cooperation and teamwork between our clients, sub-contractors and employees.

Both SMOE and Sembawang Shipyard have well-established and certified Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Management Systems in place. We thank Saipem S.A. for their confidence and trust in us and we are indeed honoured to be a part of this prestigious ExxonMobil project.”


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