Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Shipyard of Singapore has been contracted by regular customer MODEC Offshore Production Systems to complete the repair, life extension and conversion of a VLCC into a (FPSO vessel.

The conversion will be employed on the TEN development project, and is the 22nd FPSO conversion which Jurong has undertaken for MODEC. Completion is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.

The new FPSO will have capacity for production and treatment of 80,000 barrels/day of crude oil, 65,000 barrels/day of produced water, and 180 million standard ft³/ day of gas, with an onboard storage capacity of 1.7 million barrels. The facility will deliver 132,000 barrels/day of filtered, de-aerated seawater. The FPSO will be external turret moored in 1,000m to 1,800m water depth and operated by MODEC on behalf of Tullow Ghana, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tullow Oil. The FPSO will host multiple subsea tiebacks from three reservoirs off of the West African coast.