Left-right: Mogens L. Møller (Project Manager, APL-NOV), Jan-Børre Sannæs (Managing Director, APL-NOV), Øyvind Boye (CEO, Nymo), Trond Peder Kvikshaug (Bid Manager, Nymo), Vaino Solheim (Project Manager, Nymo).

Nymo in Grimstad is to build a large module for a submerged turret production unit. The customer is APL-NOV in Arendal.

“We are very pleased to find the best qualified partner only 20 kilometers from home. Nymo has the necessary competence and experience and is also highly competitive on price,” says Jan-Børre Sannæs, Managing Director at APL-NOV.

CEO of Nymo, Øyvind Boye, is perhaps even more pleased to be awarded the contract.

“This project employs 80 people for six months. It is a large and complex project, which is a perfect fit for us at Nymo. We are at our best when builds are complicated,” says Boye.

The 300 tons module is said to be the most complex module in the submerged turret production (STP) unit designed by APL.

“It is a circular module with a complicated interface. It contains a lot of equipment, piping and vents. Limited space calls for precision work of the highest quality, which is what Nymo is known to deliver,” says Sannæs.

The complete STP is to be shipped to the Samsung yard in Singapore where an FPSO vessel (floating production storage and offloading) is being built. The vessel, owned by the Indian multinational conglomerate company Reliance Industries, is scheduled to be deployed on the East Coast of India in the first quarter of 2021.