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FIRENZE fpso 0August 2012

Carpensalda sends a team of qualified pipe fitters and welders on board of the  Eni  ship "FIRENZE FPSO" to carry out welding work. Client: Saipem.

The "FIRENZE FPSO" is a Floating Production Storage and Offloading Unit ( c.d. FPSO); it is a ship or floating craft used for oil production offshore.                                                      

It is a type of ship used in the oil industry for the production and storage of oil and / or gas and the distribution of the oil produced on support vessels. They are used in production sites distant from the coast can not be reached by oil or gas.

A ship receives oil or gas from an oil rig or an underwater production wells. The ship  stores and treats the production waiting for a tanker to load it with a buoy a few kilometers away and transfer it to a port.

A ship possesses numerous systems of treatment and separation of the different types of oil, and a dynamic positioning system when weather conditions are unfavorable. Must be able to operate autonomously according to its localization in the outer zones.

The largest FPSO nowadays are long 310 meters and a width of 60 meters and a height of 30 meters. Their production capacity can exceed 200 000 barrels per day for a storage capacity of 2 million barrels.