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AfrikDelta Marine tows Egina FPSO for full integration

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Egina FPSO being turned around to undergo full integration.

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), has contracted AfrikDelta Marine Limited (ADML), a Nigerian supplier of marine services and a member of Jagal Energy, for the tow and turning services for the Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel.

The services delivered by ADML would enhance full integration of the vessel, which is currently berthing at Takwa Bay in Lagos.

Tota E & Pl’s massive Egina FPSO, reputed as the biggest ship in West Africa, arrived Lagos in January. Also said to be among the world’s biggest, the vessel is 330 meters long and 34 meters high, and designed to hold 2.3million barrels of oil.

It’ll be moved to an ultra-deep field about 130km off the coast upon completion.

ADML in a statement confirmed that the towing and turning operation will involve the use of five of its Nigerian flagged tug boats with indigenous crew to tow and support the FPSO now moored in the Lagos Harbour.

“The operation was a culmination of significant planning and engineering that lasted over twelve months, and entailed the special simulation training of ADML’s Nigerian crew overseas to enhance their expertise.

“Some of the vessels were already on other operations with ExxonMobil and Chevron. The Logistics Management from ExxonMobil and Chevron contributed to the success of the operation by temporarily releasing the vessels to perform the Egina FPSO towage,” it stated.

ADML described the feat as another major milestone in the Nigerian maritime industry and a clear demonstration of progress in Nigerian Content Development.


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