Technology advances in flexibleww construction have increased significantly in recent years, leading to applications in a wide range of industries with rigorous performance specifications and technical requirements such as Oil and Gas, wind, and marine energy production. To cite but one example, the development cycle of a conventional Offshore
Floating Production System (FPS) can range anywhere from five to seven years from blueprint to first oil. However, through the use of modular construction and standardized designs, many operators have been able to reduce time to first oil to just three years after beginning construction, while improving the overall operating flexibility of their facilities.
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