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BV to class Goliat FPSO under construction in Korea

BV to class Goliat FPSO under construction in Korea

London: French classification society Bureau Veritas has announced that it has secured the contract with Eni Norge AS for the Goliat FPSO that will be built at Hyundai Heavy Industries.

Speaking at a press event in London last night, marine division md Bernard Anne said, "We were very pleased to be awarded the verification for the Goliat FPSO with Eni Norge AS. The FPSO will be built in a yard that we have close links with - Hyundai Heavy Industries. The Goliat field is located in the Barents Sea north west of Hammerfest in Norway, the licensees are Eni Norge AS (Operator) 65% and Statoil Petroleum AS 35%."

The society, which hosts 9,428 ships of 76.2m gt on its books, has seen its fleet grow by 500 ships and 8m gt over the past year. It is keen to expand its offshore energy interests.  [19/11/10]