Vallourec to supply tubes for world’s largest FPSO

Egina is an ultra deep offshore project, 130 km off the coast of Nigeria, at a depth of 1750 m. The field infrastructure consists of a subsea production system tied in to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel with a processing capacity of 200,000 barrels a day and a storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels.

Vallourec has recently declared that it is supplying Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), a specialist in Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry, with over 1,700 tons of pipe for the world’s largest FPSO for the Egina offshore oil field in Nigeria.; the project management team of the Pipe Project Division is coordinating quality planning, production and delivery for over 250 different items from the mills in France, Germany and Brazil. The FPSO will be 330 m long, 61 m wide and 34 m high. The topside alone, where the pipes will be installed, will weigh 47,500 tons.

“We are excited to bring our contribution to this new stage of Egina, and to the FPSO. It proves the extent of our global solutions and completes our offer of premium products, advanced testing, project management and local content in Nigeria. It demonstrates Vallourec Pipe Projects as a true Offshore and Onshore provider, bringing value and cost-effectiveness to complex projects.â€? Frédéric Castrec, Managing Director Pipe Project Division.

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