The 8,232 Gross Tonne Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel was successfully berthed alongside the Port of Nigg with the assistance from Global Energy Group tugs Strathdon and Strathdee, from Caledonian Towage, which rendezvoused with the BW Athena at the Cromarty Bank just outside the entrance to the Cromarty Firth to escort the vessel to its berth, safely securing her alongside.
The 125.38mtr length X 21mtr breadth vessel will initially remain moored alongside berth 4 at Port of Nigg as Global Port Services, and local waste management company, MSIS, undertake the removal of sea water slops and tank cleaning for approx 2-3 weeks. Additional scopes include inspection, pipe work and scaffolding services, which will be carried out by Global's on site teams.
The vessel is the second FPSO to visit Nigg since Global acquired the former oil fabrication site in 2011, which has since undergone extensive upgrades to the infrastructure to include 800mtrs of new deep water quayside and a new West Finger Jetty as part of the £40 million upgrade project completed in 2015. The Haewene Brim FPSO was part of a major dry docking project in 2014 and underwent £55 million of upgrades and conversions before returning to the field.