Sembcorp Marine scores FPU contract with Shell

Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine, via subsidiary Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters, has won a contract from Shell Offshore to build a floating production unit (FPU) for the Whale field in the Gulf of Mexico.

The FPU will operate in the Alaminos Canyon Block 772 upon completion, which is scheduled for 2022.

William Gu, head of rigs & floaters at Sembcorp Marine, commented: “We are very grateful to Shell for recognising our yard capabilities and entrusting us with the Whale FPU project, which comes after our successful bid for the Shell Vito FPU last year.

“With our state-of-the-art 30,000-tonne cranes at Tuas Boulevard Yard, we can assemble the Whale FPU topside into a mega-block and combine it with the hull efficiently in one single lift.”

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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