Mammoet and SBM Offshore complete FPSO module installation at the Brasa Shipyard in Brazil; module integration process optimized on small quayside for the FPSO Cidade de Maricá
Mammoet, a service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, said it has completed a module weighing and transport project in Brasa Shipyard, Brazil.
In July 2015, SBM Offshore awarded Mammoet Brazil a contract for the weighing and transport of construction modules for the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels Cidade de Maricá & Cidade de Saquarema, both located at Brasa Shipyard (Niteroi - Rio de Janeiro). The operation for the FPSO Cidade de Maricá is now complete. In total, Mammoet safely and securely executed 12 transports and six weighing procedures using 68 axel lines of self-propelled modular transports to move modules weighing up to 1,580 metric tons.
Mammoet said it worked with SBM Offshore to ensure the operation was smoothly executed within the confines of a small quayside. Detailed preparation and precise maneuvering of the modules was essential to ensure the client could keep to their lifting schedule. The modules could only be lifted by project’s floating crane (Pelicano) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Due to these restrictions it was necessary to carefully plan the placement of the modules to ensure maximum productivity on the quayside, ensuring the available time and space were used most efficiently to maximize the floating crane’s availability, Mammoet said.
Hugo Bericote, project manager, explained, “From the very start Mammoet’s engineering department worked hand in hand with SBM Offshore to deliver the solutions needed to ensure that the activities, equipment and time would be optimized. This undoubtedly contributed to the success of the project. We have now successfully completed the transport, weighing and integration of the modules for FPSO Cidade de Maricá and we look forward to doing the same for FPSO Cidade de Saquarema.”