Glas Dowr

The ’Glas Dowr’ is the fifth Bluewater designed, built, owned and operated Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) installation. It is producing at the Kitan Field off northwest Australia for client oil company ENI JPD.

Data Sheet Glas Dowr

Data Sheet Glas Dowr

Instead of converting a second-hand oil tanker to a FPSO, like Bluewater did with the four previous FPSO conversions, the Glas Dowr FPSO was converted from a newly built oil tanker. While under construction in Japan for a tanker owner in 1995, Bluewater intercepted, but completely finished, the Glas Dowr as a trading oil tanker.

Newly built oil tanker Glas Dowr sailing under own propulsion power to conversion yard

Newly built oil tanker Glas Dowr sailing under own propulsion power to conversion yard

The Glas Dowr sailed under its own propulsion power to the Harland & Wolf shipyard in Belfast (Northern Ireland) for hull steel conversion, while the ABB-designed oil & gas processing modules were under construction at Heerema Hartlepool (England).

Glas Dowr hull steel conversion on-going at Harland & Wolf

Glas Dowr hull steel conversion on-going at Harland & Wolf

Topsides processing modules installation and integration took place in Teesside (England).

  Crane barge lifting topsides modules onto the Glas Dowr’s deck supports

Crane barge lifting topsides modules onto the Glas Dowr’s deck supports

FPSO Glas Dowr first commenced operations in August 1997 on the Durward & Dauntless Fields on the UK part of the continental shelf of the North Sea for client oil company Amerada Hess.

After 2000, FPSO Glas Dowr moved from the UK to South Africa for a field-specific conversion. She operated from 2003 until 2008 on the Sable Field in the very harsh environment of the South Atlantic, south of South Africa, for oil company Soekor E & P.