EnQuest said today that the production and storage vessel for its flagship North Sea Kraken development has left a yard in Singapore.
The company said shore-based commissioning work on the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel had been completed at the quayside.
The unit is now sailing to deep water anchorage, where work on the water injection pumps, HSP power fluid pumps, sulphate reduction packages, lifeboats and fire, water and deluge systems will be carried out.
EnQuest said in a statement: “The FPSO is on schedule to sailaway to the North Sea during this quarter as planned. The journey should take approximately 50 days, bringing the vessel to the Kraken field on course for first oil in H1 2017.”
Earlier this month the firm revealed financial restructuring plans that included a share placing worth £82million.
It said the proposals were the final piece of the jigsaw that would help deliver Kraken.