Gimboa FPSO

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Summary Information

  • Name: Gimboa FPSO
  • Field: Gimboa Oil Field
  • Country: Angola
  • Ownership: Sonangol
  • Website:
  • Field Operated By:
  • Capacity: 60,000 bpd
  • Year of Completion:

Brief Description

  • A convertion of the oil tanker VLCC Magdeline with a storage capacity of 1,800,000 barrels and a production capacity of 60,000 barrels of oil per day.


  • Saipem: Contract for the provision and management of a FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel
  • Drydocks World:
    • Fabricating and installing spread mooring system and riser balconies
    • Installing new crude lines on the deck; installing and connecting the metering skid with hook up to the tandem offloading system
    • Fabricating and installing flare tower, a pipe rack running on the centre line, module supports and 12 production modules
  • VWS Westgarth: Water Treatment


  • In operation


  • 2006 - Saipem awarded contract
  • 2008 - Conversion completed
  • 2009 - First production
  • 2014 - Contract extended until 2017

Other Information

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  1. Drydocks World FPSO References
  2. VWS Westgarth FPSO References
  3. International Protective Coatings FPSO References
  4. Saipem awarded a new contract worth USD 570 million in offshore Angola
  5. Saipem: awarded new contracts for FPSOs in Brazil and Angola for a total of $600 million

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