The Barossa FPSO is a new, purpose-built vessel equipped with our STP system, which provides permanent mooring and connection to subsea facilities. The FPSO is designed for a 25-year life of uninterrupted operation without drydocking.
Our STP system is a unique, innovative, and flexible turret mooring system for FPSOs. The system includes our STP swivel, which is designed for high pressures, temperature, and volumes, and the system transfers all fluids, signals, and power between the subsea system and the freely weathervaning production vessel.
Hans Hoegh-Omdal, Vice President, Turret, Mooring, & Surf Group for BW Offshore (BWO) commented, “BWO has worked with APL on numerous FPSO projects over the years, the latest being our successful Catcher FPSO project. With APL’s first-class turret technology and our successful cooperation in the past, it was easy for BWO to turn to APL for their assistance for the Barossa project.”