Next generation design for a FPSO Hull Platform – the “Mitsui noah-FPSO Hull” – has been granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) by Bureau Veritas.
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. ("MES") has obtained Bureau Veritas Approval in Principle (AIP) for the noah-FPSO Hull and associated design and construction. This AIP provides assurance of the feasibility and reliability of the noah-FPSO Hull design.
The noah-FPSO Hull is a next generation FPSO – Floating Production, Storage and Offloading – platform, and "noah" stands for New Offshore Adapted Hull. The hallmark of the noah-FPSO Hull is that it allows a flexible approach to design and construction of the hull reflecting production requirements, rather than adjusting the production facilities to the hull's design.
Its unique features are as follows:
Applying the noah-FPSO Hull as a platform for the FPSO allows a new business model for FPSO projects, and additionally in order to provide fast-track and flexible solutions to challenging FPSO projects, MES has launched an open alliance, the "noah-Alliance".
Joining the noah-Alliance enables any shipyard around the world to construct the noah-FPSO Hulls using MES engineering services with a design and construction license and functional design package.
MES is now marketing the noah-FPSO Hull to achieve the common platform in expectation that the FPSO market will expand significantly.
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