DNV GL Awards AiP Certificates To HHI For Three Types Of Standard Mid-Sized FPSOs
Hyundai Heavy Industries has been given the certificate of Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV GL for their ‘Standard FPSO’ design. The Regional Manager of Korea and Japan at the DNV GL, Vidar Dolonen awarded the certificate to Jun Sung Park, the COO of the offshore plant business at HHI.
The standard FPSOs are developed by HHI and are topside and hull Integrated. It features two mid-sized oil FPSOs, with a storage capacity ranging from 1.0MMbbls and 1.5MMbbls, and one gas FPSO which has a topside gas processing capacity of 840MMSCFD.
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The oil FPSOs were built keeping the current market conditions and trends in line and the gas FPSO was built in order to meet the future demands of the Australian and Indonesian markets. ‘Hi-PROS’ is the model name of the standard FPSOs, where PROS represents ‘Proven, Readymade, Optimized and Schedule-Driven’
To the initial stage of FEED, the FPSOs were developed which comprise the basic dimensions like the hull size and topside layout. After getting an order placed, the needed design period by can be reduced by the HHI by utilizing their in house engineering database. It is expected by the HHI that about 30% of the production cost can be reduced by improving the engineering and the process of design like standardization, localization of the materials and mega-block construction methods, etc.
The hill design that was developed by HHI’s technology and experience with FPSOs will help HHI in the calculation and analysis of the motion automatically, structure analysis, fixing of the hull shape and estimating the weight.