V.Ships Offshore awarded Saipem contract for ship management of Total’s Kaombo FPSOs

V.Ships Offshore, part of V.Group, has been awarded the contract from Saipem to provide ship management services for sea trial, transit and hook up assistance of Total’s Kaombo Norte and Kaombo Sul FPSOs. The vessels are currently being converted by Saipem in the Sembawang Shipyard in Singapore.

The high spec FPSOs are acknowledged to be among the most ambitious projects being executed in the energy market. The Kaombo Norte is in the final state of construction and will soon begin sea trials before heading to the Kaombo oil field in Angola. Kaombo Sul will follow later.

Sanford D’Souza, general manager, V.Ships Offshore Asia said: “We are pleased to have been selected to support such an ambitious project and will be drawing on our experience and track record of safe, compliant and efficient ship management operations to support these specialist vessels and to support both Saipem and Total for their project in Angola.”