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Lloyd’s Register to conduct pipeline inspection

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Lloyd’s Register has won an inspection contract with Bumi Armada Berhad for its Armada Olombendo Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit.

The contract agreement provides Bumi Armada with access to Lloyd’s Register’s risk-based inspection services and technical software, which will help the company develop quantifiable risk profiles. These profiles will give, in turn, critical knowledge and insight on how best to approach short and long term CAPEX/OPEX decisions.

Dirk-Jan Schuld, Area Manager Operations for Lloyd’s Register’s Asset Integrity Services, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Bumi Armada Berhad on this initiative. The scope of work includes corrosion risk assessment and risk-based inspection expertise for the hull, topside structures, pipelines, turret, mooring system, pipework and pressure safety valves.”

He added: “The work will be carried out from our Malaysia and Aberdeen offices over a period of six months.”

The built-in risk inspection strategies used in this contract also provides a robust template for Bumi Armada Berhad’s baseline inspections and maintenance programme, while ensuring resources are focused on the high priority items first.

Karimulla Shaik, Procurement Co-ordinator – FPSO at Bumi Armada Berhad, highlighted: “It is important to us to continue on our journey to be the preferred provider of offshore production and support services which is why we chose Lloyd’s Register for this contract. They know our business and what it takes to be successful at this critical and challenging time in the market.”

Lloyd’s Register has worked on similar projects for Bumi Armada Berhad including the FPSO Kraken, and as independent verification body during the design phase for Armada Claire, as well as their latest Armada Olombendo vessel.

The Armada Olombendo FPSO will be located in approximately 450 m of water at the south eastend of the Cabaça North field and North East of the Cabaça South East fields off Angola.

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