HAUGESUND, Norway – Total E&P Norge has agreed to an FSO charter for the Martin Linge project in the Norwegian North Sea.
KNOT FSO 1, a subsidiary of Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers, will convert one of its shuttle tankers for the program.
The converted vessel will be delivered at the end of 2016 and will feature a remote-controlled system that can be operated from the Martin Linge platform and from land; connections allowing the vessel to be powered by electricity from shore; and equipment to separate water and oil.
Total has chartered the FSO for eight years with options for four more.
Additionally, NYK will be involved in the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction phase.