Marine and offshore engineering consultancy AqualisBraemar LOC (ABL) has won a marine warranty services (MWS) contract to oversee the marine operations in connection with the construction, integration and installation of the gas floating production, storage and offloading vessel destined for Santos’ Barossa field offshore Australia.

BW Offshore, which earlier this year won the US$4.6 billion contract to provide the leased floater for a firm 15 years, has appointed ABL’s Singapore operations for the MWS services contract for the Barossa FPSO.

Under the workscope, ABL will provide third party review and approval of marine operations relating to the hull’s construction at Samkang M&T’s yard in South Korea, transportation from Korea to Keppel Shipyard in Singapore for topsides modules transportation and integration, installation of the STP (submerged turret production) buoy and moorings, and the tow to field and offshore hook-up of the FPSO.

ABL did not disclose the value of its latest contract.

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The permanently turret-moored Barossa FPSO will be capable of processing up to 800 million cubic feet per day of gas and 11,000 barrels per day of condensate.

Gas will be supplied to the Darwin LNG plant via a 260-kilometre pipeline tied into the existing Bayu-Undan to Darwin pipeline. First gas from Barossa is expected in the first half of 2025.

Due to the project’s broad international supply chain, ABL’s Singapore office will be supported by the group’s extensive presence in Asia-Pacific, to attend at marine operations across the project’s multiple sites.

This includes support from ABL in Korea and in Australia - the two other primary project work sites, among others.

“Our global footprint will be integral to providing rapid and efficient support to the project’s multiple locations. We are also extremely pleased to have the opportunity to continue to build on our relationship with BW Offshore, following similar recent services delivered on the Catcher development project and the Umuroa decommissioning,” said Alex Harrison, group managing director for energy services at ABL.

This award comes hot on the heels of the company’s recent MWS services award for the transportation and installation of the subsea infrastructure for Santos’ Barossa field development.

“This project adds to ABL’s long-term experience with floating production, offshore Australia and elsewhere, having provided marine warranty services to many of the world’s largest and most complex FPSO projects along with a wide range of other specialist operational engineering, planning and oversight services for tow and hook-up operations,” added Harrison.