Modular Capture Vessel (MCV)
Year (LPP): 2010-15
Field: Generic Gulf of Mexico
Shelf state: USA Gulf of Mexico
Client: American Eagle Tankers
Man-hours: 20 000
Scope: Concept design, basic design for conversion, conversion follow-up
Conversion of two Aframax tankers to combined Tankers/FPSOs. The project is an outcome of new regulations in US sector after the Macondo blow out. The vessels can on a short notice change operation from trading tankers to FPSOs and process oil from large oil spill from a blow out. The client is Marine Well Containment Company, a consortium with 14 major Oil Companies operating in US sector.
The work has included concept development, candidate vessel survey, basic design and follow-up of conversion design.
Stability calculation has been followed up until final approval from ABS based on new vessel lightship weight