SBM Offshore has informed that it is working closely with clients and contractors in order to reduce impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on construction activities, and provided updates on the FPSOs Liza Unity and Sepetiba.
The FPSO Liza Unity's hull arrived in Singapore in February, and was moved into dry-dock. The contractor says that during this phase the mooring structures are integrated and the first topsides are elevated onto the vessel. Once dry-dock phase is completed, the hull will move back to the integration quayside to conclude topsides lifting and integration. The yards in Singapore are currently closed due to COVID-19.
Meanwhile, shipyards in China reopened and is operating near normal capacity. SBM informs that keel laying for the FPSO Sepetiba hull was concluded and the topsides fabrication in Brazil and China has started.
The FPSO Liza Unity will be deployed at ExxonMobil’s Liza field offshore Guyana, while the FPSO Sepetiba will produce at Petrobras’ Mero 2 project offshore Brazil.