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Heavy LIfting: Moving Modules for Brazilian FPSO

Posted by May 19, 2016

  • Load-out of the fourth module onto the module carrier MV Mega Trust using Mammoet’s SPMTs. (Photo: Mammoet)
  • Load-out of the first module onto the module carrier MV Mega Trust using Mammoet’s SPMTs. (Photo: Mammoet)
  • Preparing the load-out of one of the 4 modules using Mammoet’s SPMTs. (Photo: Mammoet)
  • Load-out of the third module onto the module carrier MV Mega Trust using Mammoet’s SPMTs. (Photo: Mammoet)
Mammoet delivers full logistics scope for FPSO module integration project 
 
On April 6, Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, completed a load-out of the first set of four modules bound for the FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) P66 vessel. This is the first of eight FPSOs currently under construction for oil production in Brazil.
 
The end client, TUPI BV, is a consortium composed of Petrobras Netherlands BV (PNBV, 65 percent), the British Gas Group (BG Group (BRGXF), 25 percent) and Galp Energia S.A. (10 percent), working on the ongoing development of the Lula Alto field, located in the Santos Basin, Brazil.
 
Working toward a tight deadline with the P66 nearing completion, the client was looking for a reliable partner to install the last four modules. The modules range in weight from slightly over 1,000 to 1,425 metric tons. They were built by BJCHI in Sattahip, Thailand and shipped by module carrier to Brazil for integration onto the hull of the FPSO. Another shipment is planned for the beginning of August 2016.
 
The load-out was the result of close cooperation between BJCHI and Mammoet Thailand. BJCHI provides manufacturing and installation services for its customers’ industrial plants. Building and delivering FPSO modules is a move into new territory for BJCHI, which is venturing into the oil and gas market for the first time.
 
Mammoet’s combination of experience, engineering and equipment provided a complete transport solution for this challenging project. Mammoet managed the total logistics operation including chartering the module carrier MV Mega Trust to ship the modules to Brazil, complete naval engineering, weighing the modules and a load-out at the fabrication yard in Sattahip, Thailand using 60 axle lines of SPMT.
 
Reinder de Haan, Commercial Manager Logistics Sales Mammoet, said, “The key success of this project is the close working relationship between Mammoet and our clients. Mammoet used its engineering skills and network of suppliers and carriers to ensure a flawless load-out and keep to the strict deadlines.”
 
Seongjin Lee, project manager at BJC, added, “This project was very challenging from every aspect. Nothing was on our side in terms of the short project period, rare materials and long lead times. However, with good support from all BJCHI’s sub-contractors, vendors and employees, as a team we finally made the load-out. I would like to use this opportunity to thank Mammoet and all other personnel, who participated in this job.”

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