Pazflor FPSO arrives in Angola in August to start operating in Block 17

30 March 2011

Luanda, Angola, 30 March – The Pazflor floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit for oil and natural gas, owned by French oil company Total is due to arrive in Angola in August to become part of its “CLOV” project in Block 17 off the Angolan coast, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

According to information from the Portal Marítimo website, specializing in merchant shipping and the offshore industry, the “CLOV” (Cravo, Lírio, Orquídea and Violeta) project includes the development of four oil fields, also in Block 17.

The Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co naval shipyard, the second-largest in South Korea, finished construction of “Pazflor,” which was designed to receive, process and store oil and natural gas, as well as to be relocated to different parts of the sea.

The 120,000 ton vessel, which is 325 metres long and will have capacity to process 220,000 barrels of oil or 4.4 million cubic metres of gas per day, as well as being able to store 1.9 million barrels of crude oil.

In 2007, Daewoo Shipbuilding was awarded the international tender worth US$2.32 billion launched by Total to build the Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit.

Around 120,000 tons of steel were used to build “Pazflor” and the equipment on board includes 120 megawatt gas turbines with enough power to supply a city with a population of 100,000 people. (macauhub)