6064 FPSO Topside Module Lifting Spreader Beam Load Test

08, January, 2024 - 

We have signed a contract to supply Lifting Beams for the construction of a large FPSO vessel, valued at 2.6 trillion KRW, commissioned by Hanwha Ocean. The FPSO P-79 project, currently underway at Hanwha Ocean, is set to be installed in Brazil's Búzios field, the world's largest deepwater oil field. This massive offshore plant project will have a daily oil production capacity of 180,000 barrels and can store up to 2 million barrels of oil.

At HJTND, we have completed the design of Single Type Lifting Beams and Double Type Lifting Beams, taking into account the size and height of over 20 modules for Hanwha Ocean's FPSO P-79 project.

Using the Analysis structural analysis program, we set external factors such as material properties and loads according to the concept of each type. Through the visualized results, we identified and reinforced weak areas in terms of strength and removed unnecessary parts, thereby developing optimized Lifting Beams.

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The Single Type Lifting Beam can be deployed with a single 3,600-ton floating crane (F/C) and has a Safe Working Load (S.W.L) of 1,600 tons per beam, allowing for a maximum lifting capacity of 3,200 tons when used in pairs. In contrast, the Double Type Lifting Beam uses two 3,600-ton floating cranes (F/C) and has an S.W.L of 2,400 tons per beam, allowing for a maximum lifting capacity of 4,800 tons when used in combination.

We conducted load tests on the designed Single and Double Type Lifting Beams after their fabrication was completed.

For the Single Type Lifting Beam, we conducted the load test by applying a pressure of 880 tons to each individual link block.

For the Double Type Lifting Beam, we conducted a full load test by applying a pressure of 2,640 tons to a single lifting beam.

The FPSO P-79 project Module Lifting Beam successfully passed the load test and will be delivered to our client, Hanwha Ocean, in February. It is scheduled to be deployed in the main installation process starting in April.