IMODCO Awarded Contract To Convert Egyptian Tanker

IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation's Marine Division, has been selected by CONOCO, Inc. of Houston, on behalf of Geisum Oil Company of Cairo, to provide engineering and construction mangement services for the conversion of a VLCC into a floating production storage and offloading vessel. The dollar value of the project was not disclosed.

The converted tanker will be moored permanently at the Geisum Field in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. It will be designed to process, store, and transfer crude oil to shuttle tankers using a side-by-side offloading method.

IMODCO, a pioneer in the development of offshore marine terminal systems, will be responsible for the design and engineering services for the modification and for the design of the vessel's mooring system. Alterations will include a new helideck, foundations and utilities for a new production facility and metering station, conversion to a barge, extensive corrosion protection, and upgraded safety and fire-protection systems.

IMODCO will assist with supervision of the installation and tanker hook-up at the site, which is scheduled for the last quarter of 1985.

Engineering for the process system on the tanker will be performed by Paragon Engineering of Houston.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 5,  Mar 1985

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