Orwell, FES to provide external turret system for FPSO offshore Sarawak

Offshore staff

WOODBRIDGE, UK – TH Heavy Engineering Berhad has contracted Orwell Offshore and FES International to supply of an external turret system for the FPSO Layang.

Orwell will deliver the external turret and mooring system, with FES supplying the fluid transfer system, swivel stack, and mechanical components.

The FPSO Layang, ex-Deep Producer 1, is contracted to JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia) and will operate at the Layang field in block SK10 offshore Sarawak, Malaysia

The turret’s externally bow mounted design will allow the vessel to operate in water depths up to 90 m (295 ft). Orwell’s design will ensure a permanent mooring and free weathervaning capability, and the flexibility for later re-deployment to other sites.

Both parties should complete the contract, valued at $40 million in total, by 4Q 2015. Production from the Layang field is expected to begin the following summer.


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