Babcock Wins BW Catcher Contract

February 20, 2019

World Energy Reports LLC.
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Babcock said it has been awarded a four-year framework contract for brownfield fabrication and modification projects on the BW Catcher, a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) owned by BW Offshore. The scope of the contract includes engineering, onshore fabrication and offshore modifications on the FPSO.

BW Catcher is on a seven year fixed term and 18 years of options contract with Premier Oil and will be deployed to the Catcher field in Central North Sea, UK.

BW Catcher achieved first oil late in 2017. It has an oil storage capacity of 650,000 barrels, with a processing capacity of 60,000 barrels per day. With a design life of 20 years without dry docking, it can be moored using a submerged turret production at an average water depth of 90 meters.

Sean Donaldson, Babcock’s Managing Director of Energy and Marine, and the Rosyth site, said, “The framework contract taps into Babcock’s experience of supporting specialist maritime vessels from our Rosyth facility using our expert teams. BW Offshore is a company which we have had an enduring relationship with over the years and we are delighted to be supporting them with the Catcher FPSO.”

Babcock has worked with BW Offshore since 2014 through a contract for the lay-up and preservation of the Athena FPSO at Babcock’s Rosyth facilities.

Rod MacLeod, BW Offshore’s Asset Manager for BW Catcher, said, “BW Offshore has a long-standing and successful relationship with Babcock, both in the UK and internationally, and we look forward to building on this foundation in the future.”

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