The topsides lifting campaign for the Liza Unity FPSO was completed in March 2021 with over 26,000 tons of topsides lifted in position since the vessel came out of dry-dock in October of last year. Both Keppel and Dyna-Mac shipyards fabricated the topsides modules for the vessel.
The Liza Unity FPSO represents SBM Offshore’s first Fast4Ward® design, benefitting from standardization of the project`s execution plan and using a fully completed and commissioned MPF hull, which sets the benchmark for future FPSO projects.
The hull was built at SWS shipyard in China in less than two years; first steel cut was in March 2018 and the yard delivered the hull in December 2019. It is the first hull in a series of five MPF hulls to date by SBM Offshore.
The vessel will be spread moored offshore Guyana where it will join the Liza Destiny FPSO, producing oil at the giant 6.6 million acres Stabroek Block.
“It’s taken truly a global effort across many countries across the world. Thousands of people involved in the construction of this project. The design and engineering and the preparation for it to set sail,” ExxonMobil Guyana President, Alistair Routledge said at a dedication ceremony for the vessel in June.
The Unity FPSO is expected to arrive in Guyana by October and is targeting first oil in 2022 at rate of around 220,000 barrels per day (bpd).