FPSO MV21 Kwame Nkurmah, Ghana

Case Study


FPSO MV21 Kwame Nkrumah, Offshore Ghana

The FPSO Kwame Nkrumah MV21 is situated in approximately 1,100 metres water depth on the Jubilee Field, which is one of the largest oil fields discovered offshore West Africa in the past 10 years. It is operated by MODEC on behalf of Tullow Oil.

The FPSO is capable of processing more than 120,000 barrels of oil per day, and injecting more than 230,000 barrels of water per day and 160 MMscfd of produced gas. The FPSO is designed to remain on the field for up to 20 years.



ICE were asked to undertake a survey of the FPSO’s outdated galley and mess room areas and to provide a modern, practical design proposal. The galley was dated and in a deteriorating condition. Catering staff reported problems with poor flooring drainage. In the mess room, poor layout lead to congestion problems around the existing self-service food areas, as well as a drab and dated environment.


The client chose to engage ICE to undertake a full galley refit. In order to reduce the impact of being without galley facilities for eight weeks, the Kwame Nkrumah’s workforce used the mess and galley on board an accommodation barge which was bridged to the FPSO for the duration of the project.

ICE designed a new galley layout in conjunction with the client’s Project Manager and offshore Chef Manager. The workscope included a new A60 floor system with integrated stainless steel trough style drainage connected to new under galley pipework. A B15 access ceiling with integrated lighting was fitted and hygienic wall cladding panels used over the existing wall panels. The galley received new catering equipment throughout, including stainless steel sinks, tabling and shelving. ICE also undertook all the electrical and plumbing work.

In the mess room, ICE’s design prioritised an improved personnel flow by creating a self-service central hot and cold food island. The design also included Amtico floorcoverings, Altro hygienic wall cladding, tables and seating for 50 personnel and modernised electrical and plumbing work.

The project was designed, procured, planned and delivered by our onshore project team and executed by our offshore team of six multi-disciplined personnel with a back-to-back team.
The work took place over an 8-week period, with all works completed on schedule, within budget and with no health and safety incidents.
FPSO MV21 Kwame Nkrumah