Sanha FPSO arrives in Cape Town

Feb 9, 2005
Author: P&S

The newly built LPG FPSO Sanha docked in Cape Town recently where she will undergo modifications before going to work as an offshore processing ship on the Sanha Gas Condensate project on the Bomboco oil field off Cabinda, Angola.

The 125,00-gt vessel was constructed in Kure, Japan for Chevron Texaco’s African affiliate Cabinda Gulf Oil Co and completed this year. According to Chevron Texaco the Sanha LPG FPSO is the largest and first purpose-built vessel of its kind, while the depropanizer is claimed as the largest distillation column ever put to use on a ship.

After modifications have been completed at Cape Town the Sanha FPSO will proceed to Cabinda where she will be permanently moored.

The FPSO was towed into port by the 200-tonne bollard pull Chinese tug De Da, which in 2002 was called in by Smit Salvage to assist with the salvage operations on the ill-fated tanker Prestige.

Picture of the LPG FPSO Sanha is courtesy Ian Shiffman



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