DSME announced that on Sep. 12, the hull of the Pazflor FPSO was launched at No.1 dock.Thierry Peron, project manager of Pazflor FPSO for TOTAL, said, “We are very pleased to see the hull activities started and finished on time in the dry dock and that they were completed without an incident.
All participants shall be congratulated for such an HSE achievement. We are now looking forward to the next steps with the completion of the hull at quayside and the construction and integration of the modules. We hope these future works will also be completed on time, while keeping the excellent safety record we have.”
The Pazflor project has its own specificities that might differ from the usual practices for commercial ships. The size is 3 times bigger than commercial vessels and its number of ship-blocks is more than twice the amounts of LNG ships.
It was very difficult for everybody to make adjustment, but through dialogue, TOTAL and DSME eventually achieved excellent results under unfavorable conditions. Considering all the FPSOs ever constructed throughout the world, the Pazflor FPSO, for which DSME obtained an order from TOTAL about 2 years ago.