Cathelco to Install Protection System in FPSO

4 February 2010 (Last Updated February 4th, 2010 18:30)

Cathelco said it has received an order from Saipem Energy Services to install impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) equipment in its oil tanker. The equipment will enable the vessel with a 150 amp forward ICCP system and a 300 amp aft system, the company said. The forw

Cathelco said it has received an order from Saipem Energy Services to install impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) equipment in its oil tanker.

The equipment will enable the vessel with a 150 amp forward ICCP system and a 300 amp aft system, the company said.

The forward system will utilize two 75 amp linear loop anodes and an arrangement of reference electrodes connected to a control panel, while the aft system will use four anodes.

The vessel is being converted into a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) for use in the Aquila oil field off Brindisi, Italy.

After conversion, the FPSO will be operated by ENI and will have a storage capacity of 700,000 barrels and a production capacity of 12,000 barrels per day.

Cathelco is currently supplying an ICCP system for the FPSO Okha, which is being converted by Single Buoy Moorings.