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Flash Gas Compressor Barges (FGCB) 3,4 and 16

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AKCO awarded a letter of intent to the consortium of Single Buoy Moorings Inc. (SBM) and Siemens on 29th July 2004, followed by a contract award on 30th September 2004 for the Design, Engineering, Procurement and Fabrication (EPF) of three Flash Gas Compressor Barges (FGCB) 3, 4 and 16 to be used for the Kashagan Field Development in the northern part of the Caspian Sea offshore Kazakhstan.

As requested, special attention was given to electrical rooms in relation to H2S filtering. The goal was to make sure that no H2S or other toxic sour gas mixtures can enter these spaces, ensuring the safety of maintenance crews and extending the lifespan of the equipment. Heinen & Hopman was also asked to focus on the electrical rooms related to blast-proof 2-bar static. All main intakes and outlets were executed with SS316L blast-proof dampers.


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