Solutions for FPSOs, FSOs and support vessels

Our systems are trusted by operators of offshore FPSOs, FSOs, support vessels, and other types of specialized vessels from around the world.

Pioneering Spirit – a vessel for single-lift installation and removal of large offshore oil and gas platforms, and the installation of oil and gas pipelines – relies on Evac systems. It is the largest vessel ever constructed in terms of gross tonnage, breadth, and displacement. We supplied vacuum collection systems including two ejector vacuum units, 320 vacuum toilets, and four transfer units for black and gray water – as well as wastewater treatment systems including two membrane bioreactor units.

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Corrosion protection systems for FPSOs and FSOs

There are significant differences between protecting normal seagoing vessels against hull corrosion and protecting FPSOs and FSOs. The most important of these is that FPSOs and FSOs generally remain on station for many years without drydocking. Therefore, it is an advantage if key components such as anodes and reference electrodes are diver changeable.

Another factor that needs to be taken into consideration is the “current drain” caused by anchor chains. In most cases FPSOs and FSOs are supplied with forward and aft ICCP systems. Because these vessels are stationary in operation, both of these systems have a similar output, generally in the region of 300 amps. Our Cathelco C-Max anodes are diver changeable and are able to emit a powerful current from a relatively small surface area. This means that fewer anodes are needed, reducing the number of hull penetrations required.

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ICCP protection for FPSOs and FSOs

Marine growth prevention for FPSOs and FSOs

FPSOs generally have numerous seawater intakes serving engine cooling, product processing, firefighting, and a range of auxiliary services which can include the provision of a potable water supply. It is essential that all of these functions are protected by an effective and reliable marine growth prevention system (MGPS).

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