WSG Energy Services (WSGES) in Singapore has secured multiple contract wins on Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel projects with a combined value in excess of at US $10 million.
The Process, Pipeline & Industrial Services specialist has been commissioned by Yinson Production to assist on the upgrade and conversion of FPSO Atlanta; on BW Offshore’s construction of the FPSO Barossa; and recently completed a workscope on SBM Offshore’s Prosperity FPSO.
Another recently awarded FPSO construction by Yinson Production is to provide precommissioning services for the FPSO Maria Quiteria (IPB Project) which is currently being constructed in southern China – and is WSG’s first precommissioning campaign in China.
The contract successes underline WSGES’s growing reputation in the FPSO sector in Asia Pacific and follows a recent strengthening of its Singapore-based management team with the appointment of a raft of seasoned oil and gas specialists.
Working closely with its UAE and European bases, WSGES is providing precommissioning services which includes N2/Helium Leak Testing and Pressure Safety Valve Re-calibration on Yinson’s FPSO Atlanta conversion in Dubai’s Drydocks World in a JV with UAE-based Marjan Group.
A major flange management and leak testing workscope, which includes the use of WSGES’s propriety Asset Integrity Management System (AIMS), is underway on BW Offshore’s new build of the Barossa FPSO on behalf of Australia’s Santos.
WSGES has deployed teams to Vietnam, Korea, Indonesia and is working locally in Singapore where various Barossa modules are under construction, and this contract follows the completion of another project involving the supply of a commissioning lead and shutdown manager for the same client on the Espoir FPSO.
A leak repair project on behalf of SBM Offshore was recently completed at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore on the Prosperity FPSO which later this year is scheduled to be installed on the Payara Field, offshore Guyana.
WSGES Asia General Manager, Darren Seet (pictured), said: “The FPSO market is one of our main focal points in Asia Pacific and securing these four strategic contracts, along with a number of smaller workscopes, sets out our credentials for providing reliable, efficient and solution-driven services to FPSO construction companies and those involved in vessel conversion work.
“Our AIMS software for managing large-scale integrity projects is an attractive proposition for prospective clients and can be tailored to their specific needs and scaled up depending on the size of the project.
“We are active on a number of significant tenders which if successful will be game changers for the WSGES service offering in Asia Pacific and we are already seeing the benefits of a major restructuring last year of our management team and a review of our procedures.”
WSGES have also recruited Melvin Noronha as Regional QHSE Manager for Asia and Australia regions and he will lead the implementation and development of QHSE objectives and management systems. Formerly with EnerMech, Melvin is the latest senior manager to join WSGES as it focuses on expansion in Asia Pacific and the southern hemisphere.
The company has formed a new entity in Korea and will begin recruiting staff, while longer term plans include extending its operational capacity in China, Vietnam and Malaysia.
WSGES is the largest independent provider of process, pipeline and industrial services to the UK and European refinery and LNG terminal sectors and the 1000-strong business also provides commissioning, valve services, specialist NDT and inspection services.