Deltamarin has been awarded a contract by Bumi Armada Berhad to design a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit.
The contract value for the basic design work is around €3.6m, and is expected to be completed over an estimated period of six months.
The Malaysia-based offshore oilfield services provider Bumi Armada received a contract in November 2012, to supply the unit to operate in the Kraken field of oil company EnQuest, situated in the UK sector of the North Sea.
Deltamarin's scope of work includes the development of the FEED phase material into a class-approved full basic package comprising naval architecture, structural and strength analysis, steel outfitting, marine or utility and HVAC, accommodation, HSE and electric and instrumentation.
The turret-moored FPSO, which will have a storage capacity of 600,000 barrels, measures 285.41m in length and 50m in breadth.
Deltamarin oil and gas director Rami Hirsimäki said: "This contract further strengthens Deltamarin's position as a recognised offshore oil and gas engineering contractor for owners and operators, delivering safe and reliable vessel designs with high integrity for the harshest offshore environments."
Earlier, Deltamarin had provided technical support for Bumi Armada to convert an existing oil tanker into an FPSO in the FEED phase.
The FEED phase comprised development of FPSO design for the harsh environment of the North Sea that fulfils UK rules and regulations.
Bumi Armada includes five strategic business units such as FPSO, offshore support vessels (OSV), transport and installation (T&I), oilfield services (OFS) and gas development and technology (GDT).
Image: The turret-moored FPSO will have a storage capacity of 600,000 barrels. Photo: courtesy of Deltamarin Ltd.