Vetco signs topsides contract for Vincent FPSO

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Jun 5, 2006

Maersk Contractors and Vetco Aibel have today signed a contract for the design, build and start up of the topsides process and facilities modules for the Vincent FPSO. The Vincent field is located offshore Western Australia, and operated by Woodside Energy Ltd.

- Again, our position as a leading supplier of complete topsides facilities to this market segment is confirmed, says R. Rasmus Sunde, president and CEO of Vetco Aibel. We are proud and honoured that leading global operator Maersk shows confidence in our design and ability to deliver on a giant project like this.

The scope of work for the contract consists of process modules for crude and produced water treatment including water injection system, gas compression and treatment, power generation, utility module, flare system, pipe racks, and some minor process packages. Vetco Aibel will also be responsible for interfaces and integration between these modules, and will support Maersk Contractors in their overall integration work on the FPSO.

Vetco Aibel has been working since mid December last year under a “Letter of Intent” with FEED and basic engineering.

Some key parameters for the topside.

  • Max oil production 120,000 bopd
  • Max liquid 250,000 blpd
  • Gas compression 100 MMSCFD
  • Water Injection 230,000 bwpd

Engineering will take place in Billingstad near Oslo, Norway, in Thailand and in Singapore.

Fabrication will be done in South East Asia.
Vetco Project delivery is planned for 4th quarter 2007 in line with first oil production in 2008.
Maersk Contractors intends to select a conversion yard in South East Asia.
Vetco Aibel ( is a leading provider of upstream oil and gas production facilities, process systems, technology and products. From new build to decommission, we also maintain, modify and operate on- and offshore facilities. With over 100 years of industry experience and over 6,000 professionals on all continents we are dedicated to meeting our customers’ needs.

Our involvement from day one adds value to each project, creating more successful opportunities for customers globally.

As a subsidiary of Vetco International - and along with our sister company Vetco Gray - we care about working safely and sustainably. By operating with integrity we’re committed to creating a positive impact on the communities within which we work, and on the wider environment.

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