Shell awards FPU construction contract to Sembcorp Marine

Shell awards FPU construction contract to Sembcorp Marine

Shell Offshore has awarded a contract to Sembcorp Marine Rigs & Floaters, a unit of Singapore shipbuilding group Sembcorp Marine, to construct and integrate the hull, topsides and living quarters of the Vito semi-submersible floating production unit (FPU).

The contract includes installation of Shell-furnished equipment, and follows a letter of intent between the two parties announced in December 2017.

The Vito host will be located in the Mississippi Canyon Block 984 in the US Gulf of Mexico, south of New Orleans.

“We are delighted that Shell has awarded the Vito FPU contract to us. We are fully committed to executing and delivering the project safely and efficiently,” said William Gu, Sembcorp Marine’s vice president and head of rigs and floaters.

Jason Jiang

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