Project: Global Producer III – FPSO Upgrade

The vessel formerly operated on Kerr-McGee’s Leadon field. Ahead of its new role, it underwent an upgrade program at the A&P Tyne ship yard and McNulty’s fabrication site. The topsides re-fit and modifications were needed to allow the 54,500 metric ton, 217 m long vessel to handle Dumbarton’s crude, which is much lighter and with a higher gas content than Leadon’s.

Major Marine work carried out:

  • Removal and full overhaul of three azimuth thrusters
  • Removal and overhaul of ballast pumps
  • Removal and overhaul of ship’s “Turret” mooring system
  • Overhaul of all sea valves
  • Classification Survey of vessel and associated works
  • Survey, overhaul and modifications to inert gas systems
  • Survey, overhaul and testing of life saving equipment
  • Full hull preparation and painting
  • Various piping modifications
  • Survey and overhaul of cranes and deck machinery
  • Galley and accommodation modifications
  • Modifications and upgrade of ships towing arrangements

Major Topside work carried out:

  • Fabrication of new PAU and skids
  • New seawater caissons (2)
  • New platforms, ladders & handrails
  • Outfitting of PAU and skids (by McNulty)
  • Deconstruct redundant plant and equipment
  • Heavy lift installation of new units
  • Connection and extension of utilities
  • Commissioning and testing of new and replacement

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