(PetroNoticias) Sembcorp Marine, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), won an Addendum to the Tupi BV Contract valued at approximately US$ 175 million for modification works to be completed on FPSO P-71.
Originally designed for the Tupi field, the FPSO P-71 will undergo modifications and integration for deployment in the Itapu field. The scope of work includes modifying existing systems and integrating additional systems to the platform. Measuring 316 meters long and 54 meters wide, the P-71 is capable of moving 150,000 barrels of oil per day and six million cubic meters of natural gas in operation. It has a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels of oil and can accommodate 160 people. The delivery of the vessel is scheduled for the last quarter of 2022.
Jurong Aracruz Shipyard President Guhan Thangavelu stated: “Our Shipyard is known to be one of the largest and most advanced shipyards in Brazil for offshore products and solutions, and is strategically located on the east coast of Brazil to support field developments in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and West Africa regions. This project offers an opportunity to showcase EJA’s capabilities to carry out large-scale, complex engineering projects with rapid design adaptation and superior subsea layout.”
Thangavelu also took the opportunity to thank “Tupi B.V. and its partners for choosing Sembcorp Marine and the EJA team to deliver another floating unit to increase their world-class assets for deployment in deep and ultra-deep waters. Amidst the challenge induced by the pandemic, we remain committed to the safe and timely execution of the project.”