SBM on schedule with latest Brazil FPSOs

Offshore staff

MONACOSBM Offshore has issued an update on its floating production systems construction program.

Work continues on two finance-leased FPSO vessels destined for fields offshore Brazil. Cidade de Maricá is undergoing topsides pre-commissioning at the joint venture Brasa yard near Rio de Janeiro.

Cidade de Saquarema, built in China, has arrived at a location close to the Brasa yard where it will undergo integration of topsides modules.

For both vessels, the charter contract includes an initial period of 20 years. SBM anticipates delivery to Petrobras during 1Q and 2Q 2016.

Previously announced decommissioning activities on Petrobras’ FPSO Marlim Sul have been suspended as the client reviews continued production alternatives for the Marlim Sul field.

Two large turrets for the Prelude FLNG and Ichthys projects off northern Australia are both progressing according to schedule.

The Prelude structure, fabricated in Dubai, is undergoing final integration in South Korea, while the last elements of the Ichthys turret have been delivered for final integration, also in South Korea. Work is expected to be completed in early 2016.



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