Longitude Engineering has completed its engineering base scope for Yinson’s vessel conversion of an FPSO destined for Brazil, including naval architecture, structural engineering and hydrodynamic analysis.

“The FPSO in question is a significant conversion project for Yinson standing as its biggest project to date and its first charter to Brazil. With Longitude’s roots in naval architecture and structural design work for marine assets and vessels, we have successfully completed vessel stability, motion and green water assessment, structural design of hull modification, major equipment foundation, helideck, laydown topsides and its integration. It was an honour to have the opportunity to support our client Yinson in this important and technically multi-faceted project.”

Leon Hu, Engineering Director, Longitude Singapore

The FPSO is a spread-moored FPSO (floating, production, storage and offloading vessel) with a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels – Yinson’s largest project to date.

The FPSO – co-owned by Malaysian Yinson and Japanese Sumitomo – is being converted from a 2002-built VLCC crude oil tanker to an FPSO.

Under the terms of the contract, Longitude Engineering will continue finalising its deliverables until the end of 2022, including conducting trials and delivering the final stability booklet.

Once completed, the FPSO will be installed offshore Brazil, in the Campos Basin, 150km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Longitude Engineering, part of Oslo-listed AqualisBraemar LOC Group (ABL Group), provides independent engineering, design and analysis services, specialising in marine and vessel design, conversion and upgrade, and marine operations engineering. The company serves the renewables, maritime, defence, oil and gas and infrastructure industries.

On 11 November 2021, Longitude Engineering announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the UK operations of OSD-IMT – a specialist consultancy in ship design for newbuild, refit and conversion projects for renewables, maritime, defence and oil & gas sectors – further enhancing its portfolio and niche in ship design.

*Photos used here are general – not of the FPSO in question.