POSH TERASEA EXECUTIVES GIVEN UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE MEGA PROJECT FIRST HAND THROUGH ONBOARD ATTACHMENT
The fourth mega project undertaken by our POSH Terasea joint venture in 2017, on towing and positioning the Total Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading ("FPSO") vessel, began on October 31.
Three 200TBP tugs were deployed to guide the FPSO from the Samsung Heavy Industries ("SHI") shipyard in Geoje, South Korea on its three-month journey to Nigeria. There, the FPSO would be completed with its topsides before making its way to its final destination - the Total-operated Egina field - about 130 kilometres offshore.
As part of exposing our onshore staff to the realities of offshore operations, two POSH Terasea officers – Senior Manager James Teo and Operations Executive Sarah Ghazalie – were given a unique opportunity to sail aboard Terasea Eagle, one of the vessels supporting the Egina FPSO, to witness the mega project up close. This experience proved to have widened their horizons and allowed them to build a stronger bond with their seafaring counterparts as part of the bigger POSH family.
James said, “After months of meticulous planning, nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing the convoy depart SHI Geoje safely. All thanks to the dedication and effort of the experienced shore-based project team that made this possible. Being on board Terasea Eagle is an entirely different and valuable experience, one that I deeply cherish.”
Sarah, who recently joined POSH, added, “We were very excited to be onboard Terasea Eagle. Throughout the voyage, the crew were extremely helpful and accommodating to James and I. The success of any project execution is never possible without the dedication of our crew and I am grateful to have witnessed their professionalism and teamwork. This helped me appreciate the challenges of the job better.”
From encountering Typhoon Saola on departure day from Geoje, South Korea to facing down the rough Kuro Shio currents, the 15-day voyage proved to be an experience of a lifetime for the two. Read more about their time at sea on the POSH Terasea website.