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E House & ICSS System for Espadarte FPSO

The Espadarte FPSO measures 344m in length and has a beam of 52m, a depth of 29m and a draught of 22m.

The oil storage capacity is 1.9m barrels and it has a tonnage of 285,000 dwt. The operator specified that the facilities should be designed around an oil production capacity of 100,000 barrels a day (b/d) and 50,000b/d of produced water.

To do this, it has to treat / compress 88 million cubic feet a day of gas for gas lift and export, and inject 110,000b/d of water.

The FPSO topsides process system was designed by Gusto. The company based the layout on 17 separate modules, located along a central pipe rack system.

Once these were installed, the moon pool was located and the turret was fitted into the vessel’s bow.

The turret was built in Abu Dhabi. It is 30m-high, 17m-wide and weighs over 1,000t.

It is designed to accommodate up to 45 flexible risers, including umbilical and electrical cables.

The E House for the Project is supplied and installed by Vollwert. The entire Design is based on ABB AC800XA solution. Vollwert has supplied following Automation packages for the E house.

  • Complete MV Switch gear Panels.
  • Complete LV Switch gears
  • Motor Control Centre
  • Redundant UPS with Batteries.
  • Process Control System.
  • Power Management System
  • Fire and Gas System.
  • Emergency Shut Down System.
  • SCADA and MIS for the complete Process.