Global E&C Secures Contract With Ping Petroleum
Ping Petroleum's Sevan Hummingbird FPSO Arrives in Nigg in Prep for Upgrades
Ping Petroleum UK PLC ("Ping”) has reaffirmed its commitment to develop the Avalon Field, in the Central North Sea, with rejuvenation plans for the Hummingbird FPSO, which is now berthed in the Port of Nigg. The Hummingbird FPSO, to be renamed in the coming few weeks, will remain in Nigg for at least the next 12 months.
Global E&C conducted a preliminary front-end engineering and design (pre-FEED) for the FPSO earlier in 2022. In line with The North Sea Transition Deal the FPSO will be modified to facilitate electrification from an external, low-carbon source.
Global E&C Projects Director, Derek Thomson, said: ‘we are delighted to be supporting Ping with their vision to Field Development in a more sustainable way. With our extensive experience in the EPC arena and our unique offering to support the oil and gas industry in energy transition, we are confident our full lifecycle capabilities offer further opportunities for the successful execution of this project and working with Ping as a new customer to our portfolio.’
Headquartered in Aberdeen, Global E&C has been supporting the oil and gas community since its inception in 2019 and are supporting its customers with energy transition activities as part of their diversification strategy. CEO, Terry Allan, commented: ‘We are already helping operators to decarbonise their assets and switch to alternative power sources and expect this to be a significant growth area for our business as the momentum behind energy transition gathers pace.’
While the Port of Nigg is no stranger to the berthing of major vessels, due to its strategic location and capacity, the yard also brings in other valuable projects such as mooring and skid installation, ship upgrades, and fabrication of various modular works.