As part of a $3.3 billion project, a new unpowered FPSO platform (commissioned by Total Oil & Gas and built by Samsung Heavy Industries (Korea)) is to be fitted out at a recently developed shore fabrication yard in the port of Lagos, Nigeria. The project required real-time, comprehensive and collective training for two Tow and 12 Tug Masters.
Phase 1 - Initial & Proving Navigation Simulation Studies
CARES Maritime Division was commissioned to conduct:
- An initial simulation investigation to determine FPSO access in the port of Lagos to a potential new-build shore fabrication facility in Nigeria (2013).
- A ‘Proving Simulation’ to establish FPSO port access for arrival, turn and departure between the Lagos Fairway buoy and the Berthing Basin (2016).
Phase 2 - Tow and Tug Master Navigation Simulation Training
CARES Maritime Division was commissioned to:
- Design bespoke, real-time and collective simulation training for two Tow and 12 Tug Masters for arrival and turn of the FPSO platform at the port of Lagos.
- The Egina FPSO Platform (335m length overall by 60m beam) successfully entered the port of Lagos on 23 January 2018.