Fast4Ward offshore FPSO No. 3 Ship Successfully Undocked

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 7/12/2021, Location: Asia

The third H1498 ship of the Fast4Ward® offshore floating production and storage vessel (FPSO) series built by Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, was successfully undocked. It took 161 days, which was earlier than the second ship in the series. The docking node was completed in 16 days, setting a new record for the docking period and integrity of the FPSO project! The company’s deputy general manager Zhang Qipeng, representatives of the shipowner’s project team and relevant department heads attended the undocking ceremony.

Cooperate to carry out production, link up to speed up quality assurance. In order to ensure the smooth undock of the project, the project team combined the goals of the docking period and the actual production, and formulated a special plan for undocking in advance, carried out overall planning from the perspectives of manpower deployment, material preparation, and process innovation, and organized cross-departmental and cross-professional collaboration Cooperation, while ensuring the orderly advancement of production, further enhance construction efficiency. After the joint efforts of various departments, innovative projects such as the anchoring of the anchor windlass in the dock, the integrity of the cabin, the installation of the aircraft platform in advance, and the removal of the scaffolding of the cargo oil tank were successfully completed. The adoption of new technologies such as multi-island construction of large-scale general section shifts to achieve rapid loading, refreshed the FPSO main hull penetration record, and provided a key guarantee for the ship to undocking in advance.

Innovate management paths to help efficient production. The project team innovated in management, and continued to refine the management granularity with the part-based management model, which strongly promoted the further improvement of the efficiency and integrity of ship construction. The project team focuses on the actual construction of each stage, regularly carries out the analysis of the construction man-hours of each department and each professional, and organizes communication according to the budget target; in-depth promotion of the project's new technology, new construction method, and lesson & learn improvement activities. At present, all tasks of the project are being advanced efficiently. Compared with the second ship, the construction efficiency of the ship and the integrity of the entire ship have been significantly improved.

Strengthen the construction of echelon and consolidate the offshore engineering brand. Fast4Ward® Offshore Floating Production and Storage Vessel (FPSO) is the star product of Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, and it is also one of its magic weapons to maintain its brand advantage in the field of international marine engineering equipment. In the process of FPSO production and construction tasks, Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding relied on offshore project system management to gradually build a long-term scientific talent training and echelon construction mechanism. Vigorously cultivating technical backbones, 4 senior engineers and 9 engineers have been trained successively, and a number of outstanding representatives such as "China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation Model Workers" have emerged. Promote the construction of talent echelon, implement the tracking project teaching model, and encourage new college students to participate in project practice and release their potential while improving the construction of theoretical knowledge. Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding takes the cultivation of offshore engineering talents as the starting point, continuously consolidating the talent base for enterprises to participate in the international offshore engineering market competition, and consolidating brand strength.

This ship type is the world’s original 2.3 million barrels of "universal type" FPSO. This type of ship has not only become a star ship type in the field of international marine equipment, but also profoundly changed the traditional pattern of FPSO design and construction, laying the foundation for Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding to build a world-wide universal FPSO construction center.

It is reported that in the next phase, Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding will focus on the intensive work of the terminal hoisting, chemical tank special coating and terminal system debugging of the 90B general section of the H1498 Ship Life Building, to achieve the dock and terminal cycle management and control objectives, and to ensure the height of the ship. Quality delivery.


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