Engineering & Construction

Engineering & Construction

By providing Engineering & Construction Support to Bluewater operated Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) installations, we add flexibility to the technical capabilities of the FPSOs by modifying existing systems and equipment.


  • FPSO lifetime extension beyond the originally expected field life
  • Newly discovered nearby oil and gas field tie-ins to FPSOs already producing oil and gas
  • FPSO oil and gas processing plant capacity increases beyond original specification (= debottle-necking)
  • Equipment and system improvements adding value to safety, environmental care and operations
  • Implementation of new legislation

Often modifications are executed offshore while the FPSO continues to operate or during a planned shutdown period of the FPSO. Lifetime extension programmes and tie-ins of new nearby oil discoveries are usually at the request of the client who leases the FPSO.

The engineering and construction teams consist of a variety of engineering disciplines: process, piping, naval, marine, electrical, instrumentation, mechanical and planning.

In addition to that, the discipline document control ensures that the engineering and construction teams as well as the asset teams are provided with up-to-date technical documentation, tag data and maintain its integrity.

A crane barge installing a gas lift topsides module on the Glas Dowr while operating offshore in the North Sea.