FPSO Frade

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In 2007 and 2008 Kentech were involved in several FPSO (Floating Production Storage & Offloading) conversion projects undertaken at Dubai Dry Docks in Port Rashid, Dubai.

The FPSO vessel, converted from an oil tanker, has a production capacity of 100,000 bbl of oil, treatment and compression of 106 MMcf/d of gas and treatment and injection of 150,000 b/d of water.

In 2008, Single Buoy Moorings Inc. were contracted by Chevron Frade LLC (Chevron Texaco) to deliver the engineering, procurement, construction and installation contract for the provision of an FPSO based on the conversion of the VLCC Lu San from SBM Inventory.

Kentech was subsequently awarded the commissioning support contract by SBM with the contract covering the provision of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, fire and gas and telecommunications services peaking at 75 highly skilled technicians.

Following the conversion the vessel sailed to its intended destination in 1,080m of water depth at the Frade offshore field in Brazil. Kentech technicians accompanied the vessel to Brazil to complete final commissioning activities as it sailed and at its final destination.

The Frade contract further established Kentech as a specialist provider of commissioning services to the oil and gas sectors in the UAE.


On Tuesday 9th February 2021, we announced an agreement to acquire the oil & gas business of SNC-Lavalin’s Resources Division.

This business includes people and assets brought together through their acquisition of the Kentz and other energy services businesses. This transaction marks an exciting, ground-breaking development for Kentech to reinforce our position as a leading integrated energy services provider and introduces us to the renewable / clean power marketplace. We now move forward together with a global network of more than 10,000 professionals united by a commitment of common values and strong partnerships with clients from across the world.

By investing now, we are strategically positioning the company to take advantage of the next cycle of growth.

Our complementary businesses will join forces, creating a stronger offering across the full asset life cycle – from consulting to design and build, commissioning and start-up, through to maintenance, modification and turnaround, as well as decommissioning services.