MODEC seals Barossa FPSO contract with ConocoPhillips

Japan’s MODEC has signed a contract with ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa to supply a floating production storage and offloading vessel for the Barossa field, offshore Australia.

The Barossa FPSO will produce gas and condensate from subsea wells and supply feed gas to the Darwin LNG Plant via a gas export pipeline.

MODEC was awarded a FEED contract for the Barossa FPSO in June 2018, and will now be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the vessel, including topsides processing equipment as well as hull and marine systems.

The Barossa FPSO will be located north of Darwin, and capable of exporting over 600 million standard cu ft of gas per day as well as storing up to 650,000 barrels of condensate for export.

The hull will be built by DSIC in China.

Yuji Kozai, president and CEO of MODEC, commented: “This contract award of a Gas FPSO reinforces one of our important business strategies, which we aim to penetrate into gas-related market. Also this new contract represents a significant milestone for MODEC in applying our next generation new built FPSO hull design of which we have developed to meet the new market demands for larger FPSOs. We are equally pleased to be a part of the team that will provide natural gas, a major clean energy source, for the benefit of the people and environment.”

The Barossa joint venture is made up of ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa, SK E&S Australia and Santos Offshore.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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