The Floating Production Storage and Offloading System (FPSO) has arrived in Ghana following its naming (FPSO Kwame Nkrumah) in May. It did a four-week journey from Singapore where it was built.
The FPSO constructed at the Jurong Ship Yard in Singapore is about 60 meters wide and 330 meters in length – the same length as approximately three football fields. It uses the biggest turret ever constructed. It has an oil processing facility of 120,000 of oil per day and storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels and can produce 160 million standard cubic feet of gas per day.
The FPSO is typically, a tanker that receives fluids from a sub sea oil well and processing the same on board to produce crude oil which is then exported to a refinery by shuttle tankers.
The Jubilee FPSO, is the first to be undertaken for off-shore Ghana and one of the largest oil fields discovered off-shore West Africa in the past ten years.
About 35 media personnel from Radio, Television Stations, News Agencies and Information Services Department went on board, the two Navy ships GNS ACHIMOTA and GNS SEBO for the arrival ceremony of the FPSO Kwame Nkrumah which arrives at dawn 21st June 2010 at the Jubilee Oil Field in the Western Region for the “Akwaba” Ceremony.
Before the media personnel got on board at exactly 12 midnight they were briefed by the Fleet Officer Commanding the Navy Fleet of the Western Naval Command Commander Zorwornu assisted by Commander Walker.
The two Navy ships left the Sekondi Naval base at exactly 12:15 am.