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OEG Offshore Helifuel Laydown Skid Saipem Kaombo web RGB 72dpi

Kaombo is an ultra-deep offshore project in Angola. It aims to develop oil deposits spread across six different oil fields, connected via 300 kilometres of subsea pipelines to two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels: Kaombo Norte and Kaombo Sul.

In February 2015 Harran Ltd, now OEG Offshore, was awarded a contract from Saipem S.A. for designing and fabricating twin bespoke helicopter refuelling packages for installation on board Total’s Kaombo ‘Norte’ & ‘Sul’ (North & South) FPSO vessels.


Largest single project for the company

  • Upscale of project and build teams to deliver refuelling systems
  • Workshop facility modifications

The workshop facility in Aberdeen had to be modified to handle the size and number of refuelling skids in production as the build coincided with two other significant projects.

Work scope

To design and build twin bespoke helicopter refuelling packages to comply with highly stringent CAP 437 safety and operational requirements, for installation on board Total’s Kaombo ‘Norte’ & ‘Sul’ (North & South) FPSOs.


Each system comprised a deluge protected tank laydown area complete with the following:

  • A pump and filtration skid
  • Five 4,000 litre transportable tanks built to IMO/IMDG, DNV and CAP 437 standards
  • A stainless steel dispensing cabinet