According to Korean media, the "Egina", the world's largest floating production storage and unloading vessel (FPSO) built by Samsung Heavy Industries, arrived in Nigeria on January 25. The FPSO left Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard on October 31 last year.
Samsung Heavy Industries plans to deliver "Egina" in the second half of this year. Prior to that, Samsung Heavy Industries needed to assemble in Nigeria by combining the main hull built in Korea with the upper module processed in Nigeria and completing the test at its production site in Lagos, Nigeria. glenflange
Samsung Heavy Industries in Nigeria's production base covers an area of 120,000 square meters, is established in cooperation with local businesses. Since June 2015, the production plant has produced the superstructure modules required by the "Egina" FPSO. The reason for establishing a production base is that local laws and regulations in Nigeria require that some of the construction work be completed domestically.glenflange
In 2013, Samsung Heavy Industries won the contract for the construction of the "Egina" FPSO from Shell with a total value of about 3 billion U.S. dollars. The 60,000-ton FPSO, 330 meters long, 61 meters wide and 34 meters high, is the world's largest FPSO with a storage capacity of 2.3 million barrels and will operate at Egina, about 200 kilometers off the coast of Nigeria.glenflange