FPSO Vitoria & FPSO Gimboa

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Following the signing of a Technical Services Agreement with Saipem’s Middle East operation, Kentech provided commissioning support for two FPSO conversion projects being undertaken at Dubai Dry Docks in Port Rashid, Dubai.

The Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels, converted from oil tankers, have a production capacity of 100,000 barrels/day and a storage capacity of 1,600,000 barrels.

FPSO Vitoria

Vitoria was the first FPSO conversion and was carried out for Petrobras of Brazil for their Golfinho 2 Offshore Development in waters of 1,400 metres off the coast of Brazil.  Kentech provided an experienced team of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation commissioning technicians to support Saipem’s commissioning activities in the final stages of the conversion process.

FPSO Gimboa

Gimboa was the second FPSO conversion and was carried out for Sonangol P&P of Angola for the Gimboa Field Development located about 85km off the coast in waters of 700 metres.  Kentech again provided a multi-disciplinary commissioning team to support Saipem on the project.

In both cases, Kentech technicians remained on board the vessels to conduct final commissioning activities during sea trials and at their final destinations in Brazil and Angola respectively.


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.