Sea Rose – measuring a huge 272 metres (892 feet) by 46 m (150 ft) - arrived on 6 June at the the Harland and Wolff yard where it was berthed at the repair dry dock for maintenance on its propulsion system, upgrades to its accommodation, hull painting, and for a regulatory inspection.
Up to 1,000 people worked on the FPSO while it remained in Belfast for a six-week stay, including H&W personnel, sub-contractors, and staff from Canada's Husky Energy, which operates the floating production ship.
Now the vessel has left the yard to head back to its location on the White Rose field offshore Newfoundland
James Lappin, project manager for Harland and Wolff said the ship left earlier than planned “We are delighted that SeaRose left for offshore Newfoundland ahead of schedule.”
He also complimented Husky Energy staff for their professional approach to the ship's repairs ever since the contract to do the work was awarded to the Belfast ship yard back in January this year.
Lappin added: “We have proven that we are not only capable of large offshore design and build projects, but that we’re also a competent and competitive alternative for the docking and upgrade of offshore oil and gas units.”
He said the the yard's repair and conversion department is continuing to invest to both expand and develop its capabilities.