HCS were originally commissioned to build a production HPU to operationally support five wells from an FPSO operating in West Africa.
Six years later, there was a decision to add an additional well. The client commissioned the design and build of an extension unit as well as the manufacture of a bespoke TUTU.
Our site survey identified environmental challenges. The original HPU unit not only had to withstand climatic conditions, but its deck position, which was adjacent to the flare stack, had it exposed it to additional radiant heat from the flare. The standard operating temperatures were continuously more than 50 degrees Celsius.
HCS provided a turnkey solution for this project, including design, procurement, manufacture and testing before shipping overseas. Subsequently, in Africa, an HCS installation crew completed a full integration and FAT test of all equipment on the vessel. The project was completed on time and budget for the client. The client continues to use our services to conduct essential maintenance and testing of equipment at regular intervals.