Terra Nova FPSO

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Summary Information

Brief Description

  • One of the largest FPSO vessels ever built, the Terra Nova FPSO is 292.2 metres long and 45.5 metres wide
  • The FPSO, which had the world's largest disconnectable turret, can produce up to 150,000 bpd and has a 960,000-barrel storage capacity
  • The world's first deployment of an floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in harsh, iceberg-prone waters
  • The Terra Nova FPSO was designed for the environment in which it operates. A double-hulled, ice-reinforced vessel, it has five thrusters (two forward and three aft) and a global dynamic positioning system, an automated system that allows the vessel to maintain its headings.


  • DSME: Vessel construction
  • PCL Industrial Constructors: Construction of the water injection/utilities module and the separation/compression module + fabrication of the flare tower and other topsides components
  • Sofec: Internal Disconnectable Turret
  • ABB: Electrical Systems


  • In operation


  • 2001 - Construction of vessel completed
  • 2002 - First oil produced
  • 2006 - Major overhaul of the FPSO

Other Information

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  1. Suncor, Terra Nova
  2. ABB FPSO References
  3. Jotun FPSO References
  4. Bull Arm site to be used for Terra Nova
  5. Terra Nova on the field
  6. Terra Nova starts producing
  7. Terra Nova back in production

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