Busy times at IHC Caland

News - April 5, 2001

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IHC Caland in The Netherlands has revealed details of a number of recent orders.

Among them is a contract for the design, engineering and fabrication of a Soft Yoke Mooring Platform (SYMP) and the offshore hook-up of the Floating Production, Storage & Offloading (FPSO) platform for Shell Nigeria's EA field, and the supply and installation of a newbuild FSO plus CALM for Elf Nigeria (EPNL) for the Amenam Kpono field offshore Nigeria.

Also contracted from IHC Caland are engineering and critical path procurement for a leased Generic FPSO for Exxon Mobil, and a FEED study from Conoco Indonesia for the gas processing FPSO for the Belanak field. This ultra large FPSO will have gas compression and LPG extraction and offloading facilities.

IHC Caland also holds a design contract for what will be the largest platform lifting vessel in the world, the Pieter Schelte for Excalibur in The Netherlands, which will be capable of lifting up to 48,000t. The hull is designed as a 'catamaran', formedfrom two tankers.

IHC also has a contract from Hyundai Heavy Industries for the basic design, and essential patented equipment for a MSC CJ-70 - 150MC jack-up drilling rig for Maersk.

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