ExxonMobil awards Kizomba-A FPSO contract to three-company consortium

ExxonMobil Corp. awarded a three-company consortium led by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. of South Korea a contract to build a floating production, storage, and offloading facility for its Kizomba four-field complex off Angola. Other partners are Fluor Corp. and AMEC PLC.


By the OGJ Online Staff

HOUSTON, Aug. 8 -- ExxonMobil Corp. awarded a three-company consortium led by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. of South Korea a contract to build a floating production, storage, and offloading facility for its Kizomba four-field complex off Angola.

Other partners are Fluor Corp. and AMEC PLC.

Design work will be done by Fluor's Houston office; fabrication of hull and topsides will occur at HHI's yard at Ulsan, South Korea.

The Kizomba-A vessel will have a stand-alone weight of 81,000 tons; it will be 285 m long, 63 m wide, and 32 m high. It will be able to store 2.2 million bbl of crude and process 250,000 b/d of crude. It will be able to accommodate 100 people in its living quarters.

Installation is expected in July 2004.

HHI said its $800 million order is the largest it has ever received for an FPSO project.

Kizomba is made up of Hungo, Chocalho, Kissange, and Dikanza fields in deepwater Block 15 off Angola. Reserves are estimated at 2 billion bbl (OGJ Online, June 5, 2000).

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