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Offshore Engineering


Since 2004 SIP has been continuously involved in offshore projects mainly related to FPSO and topsides


The very first project was related to the debottlenecking of an existing large FPSO (Girassol FPSO operated by TOTAL offshore Angola in deep water). The capacity of this FPSO has to be increased from the initial value of 200,000 bpd up to 280,000 bpd. This was achieved by the addition of 7 modules which have to be installed in the existing topsides. SIP was in charge of the detailed engineering of these modules.

The second project has been the Golfinho II leased FPSO awarded to the Saipem Group by Petrobras. SIP has been in charge of the basic and detailed engineering of the most sophisticated modules of this project: the compression modules (2) and the power generation module. SIP has been successful in delivering almost on time all the engineering documents for this fast track project (less than 10 months).


Thanks to these projects, SIP has developed multi-disciplinary teams familiar with these offshore projects and their specific constraints: lay-out constraints, safety and handling, weight control, interfaces with the fabrication yards and schedule.