A floating production, storage and offloading vessel being built by China’s Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry for Woodside Energy’s$4.1 billion Sangomar project has set sail for Keppel Shipyard in Singapore after a decision to relocate topsides integration work due, it seems, to concerns about the impact of Chinese lockdown measures.

Under the initial agreement with Japanese floater supplier Modec, Cosco was expected to deliver the fully integrated vessel — named Leopold Sedar Senghor FPSO — for deployment in Senegal.

But Woodside opted to relocate the hull to Singapore for completion and commissioning, according to sources familiar with the project.