In its recent 2022 first quarter press release, SBM Offshore stated that the Construction activities for the Company’s major projects continue to be impacted by the effects of the pandemic and in particular response measures in China. The current conflict between Russia and Ukraine is also adding pressure on price inflation and the global supply chain. The company’s Project teams are working closely with both client teams and suppliers to mitigate the impacts on projects’ execution. According to the company, the degree to which these challenges can be mitigated going forward varies from project to project. The profitability of SBM Offshore’s overall project portfolio remains robust and competitive. An update on the status of individual projects is provided below.
FPSO Liza Unity – The FPSO Liza Unity safely started production offshore Guyana in February 2022 and the teams are working to complete the remaining commissioning activities.
FPSO Sepetiba – The topsides modules have successfully and safely been lifted on board. Integration and commissioning activities are ongoing. The project targets first oil in 2023.
FPSO Prosperity – The work in dry dock has been completed with the mooring and riser support systems installed. The topsides fabrication is ongoing in the yard in Singapore. First oil is likely to occur before year-end 2023.
FPSO Almirante Tamandaré – The topsides fabrication and the Fast4Ward® Multi-Purpose Floater (MPF) hull’s construction are progressing in China and Brazil. The project continues to target first oil in the second half of 2024.
FPSO Alexandre de Gusmão – Following the achievement of steel cutting milestone ahead of plan, site construction activities in fabrication yards are progressing in China and Brazil. First oil is expected in 2025.
FPSO ONE GUYANA – The Fast4Ward® MPF hull has been delivered. Engineering and procurement are progressing in line with project schedule. First oil is expected in 2025.
Fast4Ward® MPF hulls
The six MPF hulls ordered to date under the Company’s Fast4Ward® program have been allocated to projects. Four hulls have been delivered and the remaining two are under construction.
FPSO Cidade de Anchieta – The unit remains in shutdown, while the inspection and repair works to the hull are being completed. Investigation into the root cause of the problem is progressing, and the Company is aligning with the client and authorities on the planning for the restart of production.
Despite the continued challenges brought by the pandemic the fleet uptime during the first quarter of 2022 was 94.2% and the fleet’s underlying performance was 99.6% excluding FPSO Cidade de Anchieta.
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