Chinese still dominating construction of FSPOs for Petrobras, states a Bnamericas news source.
Shipyards located in China
Shipyards located in China are still dominating the construction of FPSOs that will be installed in fields operated by Brazil’s state-run oil giant Petrobras.
The Chinese are involved in works on the nine platforms currently being built, according to data obtained by BNamericas via the federal freedom of information act: Maria Quitéria, P-78, Almirante Tamandaré, P-79, P-80, P-82, P-83, Marechal Duque de Caxias and Alexandre de Gusmão.
The list of shipyards in the Asian country includes Cosco, CIMC, Keppel China/Nantong, CMHI-DM (a joint venture between China Merchants Heavy Industries and Singapore’s Dyna-Mac), PJOE (Penglai Jutal Offshore Engineering), DSSC (DSME Shandong Co), COOEC (China Offshore Oil Engineering Corporation), ZPMC, LBT and SWS (Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding).
Four other nations also have shipyards building some of these units including Brazil (Estaleiros do Brasil – EBR, Brasfels and Jurong Aracruz – EJA), South Korea (Samsung Heavy Industries and DSME), Singapore (Keppel Singapore and SCM Tuas), and Indonesia (GE, Wasco and PT SMOE).
EBR in Brazil, Cosco Qidong and Bomesc in China
Meanwhile, EBR in Brazil, Cosco Qidong and Bomesc in China and Dyna-Mac in Singapore are building the BM-C-33 FPSO, which will be installed in the Pão de Açúcar project, operated by Equinor in partnership with Petrobras and Repsol Sinopec Brasil.
The Sepetiba FPSO left the Bomesc shipyard in Tianjin, China, on June 16, heading to Brazil. The first stop will be in Angra dos Reis in Rio de Janeiro state, where it will undergo technical and legal inspections, scheduled for September. Soon afterward, it will be moved to its final destination in the Mero field, in the Santos basin pre-salt area.
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