June 22,2016

FPSO P-76, which will be used by Petrobras in the Buzios III field, area of transfer of rights of pre-salt Santos Basin, is heading towards the Pontal do Paraná,PR. , to the Offshore Techint Unit, for last adjustments of the modules integration process before leaving for the final destination. The new unit construction phase should be started today, Monday (25), with 12 months for completion.

The FPSO, which will have capacity to produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil and compress 7 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, departed from the Inhaúma Shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, where the partial conversion of its hull was made.

The director of Techint operations, Guilherme Pires, told Petronotícias that he considers the work an important milestone for the company in the country, as it achieved high levels of local content, primarily through local labor training and education, which reached the peak of 4 500 men working and now includes about 2,800 working professionals.

“We had around 60% local content, because we were forced to bring pumps and other equipment not found in Brazil. But we maximize all, with the local manufacture of 15 of the 19 modules we produced, “he said.

According to Pires, the work done in the country also included the engineering, manufacturing and module assembly of the M-09, which was considered the most complex package, which involves all the heavy lifting, high-pressure pipe.

The Techint contract scope included from engineering and the purchase of materials to assembly and integration of 19 FPSO production modules, in addition to commissioning and start up of the plant.

For the process of lifting,  they constructed a crane with a capacity of 3.6 thousand tons at the construction site in Paraná. “There are only four of the world,” he says.

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