Fast4Ward MPF2 Delivered to SBM Offshore

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 5/26/2021, Location: Europe

The world proprietary generic Fast4Ward® MPF2 built by SWS, a subsidiary under CSSC, was delivered to SBM OFFSHORE in the Netherlands, indicating that the star ship-type in the international offshore equipment market has successfully realized continuous construction and delivery in SWS.

The MPF2 was started to be built in January 2019. The ship followed SBM’s proprietary generic hull design concept, similar to the first ship. The basic scheme is an FPSO with a crude oil storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels, with internal turret, external turret, and multi-point mooring systems, satisfying the marine environmental conditions in West Africa, South America, and other areas, and suitable for oil and gas development operation in many sea areas of the world.

As the largest FPSO operator in the world, SBM, the excellent partner of CSSC and SWS, has an important position and international influence in the field of international offshore oil and gas. Both sides take Fast4Ward® MPF series project as the carrier to establish a good cooperation relationship with rich fruits. The first ship of the project has been successfully delivered in December 2019, and the third ship is under intense and orderly construction. The Fast4Ward® MPF has become the first-class product and brand ship-type of SWS.

Although the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia has brought a great challenge for the project, SWS and SBM always support and coordinate with each other to jointly promote the management capability optimization in the project, and push the quality improvement of shipbuilding. According to the plan, the ship will leave Shanghai for the target sea area recently after delivery.

After more than 20 years of development, SWS has become leading enterprise in China in the field of design and building of offshore equipment. From December 2019 to August 2020, SWS has continuously delivered a CJ46 offshore jack-up drilling rig, two JU2000E offshore jack-up drilling rigs, three CJ50 offshore jack-up drilling rigs, four platform supply vessels, and two Fast4Ward® FPSOs, which provide comprehensive and systematic offshore equipment solutions, showing the strong strength of offshore equipment design and construction, and continuing to lead the development trend of global offshore equipment.


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