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InterMoor wins SPM contract

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World Pipelines,

As part of a contract for engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of a subsea pipeline (SPL), InterMoor has been awarded a single point mooring (SPM) installation in Indonesia from PT Pertamina.

The award will contribute to the expansion of Pertamina’s refinery in Balongan, West Java. The company intends to increase the capacity of the Balongan refinery from 100 000 bpd to 280 000 bpd. Therefore, the current SPM loading terminal will be replaced with a new one, which is capable of mooring and offloading crude from tankers of up to 165 000 DWT.

The contract, for which work will commence immediately, was signed at Pertamina’s Head Office in Jakarta on 10 October. Simon Gatcliffe, Commercial Manager, signed the contract along with PT Pertamina’s President, Dwi Soetjipto , its Processing Director, Rachmad Hardadi, and PT Rekayasa Industri’s CEO Jobi Triananda Hasjim. The project is scheduled to be completed in 21 months.

The associated subsea pipeline, PLEM and other equipment will also be replaced. InterMoor will be responsible for the installation engineering, procedures, equipment and manpower for the SPM. The design work will include a six leg mooring system of driven piles and chain, which will be pre-installed.

The company will work with other companies (MENCK and LM Handling. InterMoor’s work scope includes the installation of two floating hoses, an umbilical, two mooring hawsers, the PLEM, and the hook-up of the SPM to the pre-installed mooring system.

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