Comprehensive FPSO contract to Aibel

Aibel has won a contract for tasks related to the completion of Shell’s Penguins floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility.

Penguins at Aibel Haugesund photo Øyvind Sætre
The Penguins FPSO at arrival to the yard in Haugesund. All photos: Aibel/Øyvind Sætre

The Penguins FPSO was constructed in China and arrived at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund for completion in early February. Aibel’s contract with Fluor includes preparation for arrival, temporary construction activities and commissioning assistance.

“Aibel has a long track-record with different FPSO assignments. We are proud to once again being a preferred partner for projects in the UK sector,” says Mads Andersen, President and CEO of Aibel.

The Penguins FPSO sits 7 meters below the surface and ascends 110 meters above ground. It weighs 32,000 tonnes, and it will be operated by Shell UK at the Penguins field in the UK North Sea.

Penguins next to DBA photo Øyvind Sætre
The Penguins FPSO placed alongside the Dogger Bank A offshore wind platform.