China’s zero-Covid approach involving stringent measures to curb the pandemic has forced Japanese floater specialist Modec to make plans to relocate the completion of at least one floating production, storage and offloading vessel from China to Singapore.

Modec has changed its plans for the FPSO that was being converted by Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry for Woodside’s $4.1 billion Sangomar project off Senegal.

The integration and commissioning job was initially to be carried out at Cosco’s facility in north-eastern China’s Dalian city.