Marine & Offshore


Project information

Project Gryphon

This exceptional project shows the flexibility and capability of Croon Marine & Offshore: it started with one electrician in the yard, but at its peak more than 100 E&I electricians were employed on it. The goal was to get the vessel to its oil & gas production site as soon as possible.

The Gryphon FPSO is a large floating vessel that acts as a production facility for the oil fields below the sea bed. A complex series of pipes, tubing and cables connect the vessel to the oil and gas wells on the sea bed. These pipes, tubes and cables are connected through the FPSO’s turret, a central circular section in the middle of the ship, to the vessel’s fabrication plant. After inspection, Croon replaced all turret cabling to ensure a proper power feed and monitoring and control of the subsea plant.

The Gryphon was docked at Damen Shiprepair for repair, an extensive overhaul for life extension and regular DNV inspection. Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam specialises in maintaining, repairing and upgrading all kinds of vessels and in after-sales service.

Croon managed, installed and commissioned the following systems:

  •  Inspection and replacement of the cables on the turret.
  •  Electrical disconnection and reconnection of thrusters, generators, gas turbines and small electrical devices.
  •  Overhauling of the electrical motors.
  •  Cabling for upgraded or replaced systems, including DP system, vessel management system, fire & gas detection, gas turbine system and process control system, etc.
Main data
Name Gryphon
Type of Vessel Floating production storage offloading vessel (EPSO)
Docking 2011/2012
Length overall 260 m
Storage capacity 540,000 barrels of oil