This project involves designing a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in a maximum water depth of up to 2,200 meters for a very large crude carrier with a minimum storage capacity of 1.4 million barrels of crude oil. The project presents a tight timeline, which required shortening the engineering schedule and design cycle. Traditionally, Toyo Engineering Corporation would perform topside structural analysis using a load application method that required multiple input files and multiple runs. To avoid this time-consuming analysis, however, they had to deploy technology capable of automating structural analysis workflows.
After considering all their software options, Toyo Engineering Corporation selected SACS to implement a weight application and single file analysis method, reducing overall analysis and design time by 20%. Using the Bentley application, they delivered the project within the challenging timeline while optimizing the weight of the FPSO unit.