Photo: Tanker set for conversion into FPSO Anna Nery by Yinson; Source: ABB

Another puzzle falls into place for Yinson’s FPSO

Austrian crane provider Palfinger has secured a contract with Malaysian Yinson to provide cranes, lifeboats, a rescue boat, and davits for an FPSO bound for Brazil.

Palfinger Stiff Boom Crane
Palfinger Stiff Boom Crane; Source: Palfinger

Yinson secured a contract from Petrobras for the delivery, operation, and maintenance of an FPSO for the Marlim 2 oil field in the Campos Basin off Brazil in March 2020.

For these purposes, Yinson will convert a 2002-built crude oil tanker, which is planned to operate on the field for 25 years.

Yinson will be its operator and conduct maintenance of the FPSO, which will be its first to operate in Brazilian waters.

The FPSO vessel, called Anna Nery, will be equipped with a package including cranes, lifeboats, a rescue boat, and davits, Palfinger said on Thursday.

According to Palfinger, FPSO vessels like the Anna Nery are particularly efficient in locations where seabed pipelines are not cost-effective. This is the case at the Marlim 2 oilfield in Campos Basin, Brazil.

Palfinger said it will deliver two electro-hydraulic stiff boom cranes adapted to the specific requirements of the project.

Each crane comes with a total outreach of 41 meters and a maximum lifting capacity of 35 metric tons.

Beyond that, the FPSO vessel will be equipped with one rescue boat, four lifeboats, and the accompanying davits. Each lifeboat is designed and built for 75 persons.

The deployment of the Anna Nery FPSO, built from a converted tanker, represents Yinson’s largest project to date.

Kjetil Roksvåg, Senior Sales Manager at Palfinger, said: “When it comes to designing and developing equipment, our expertise enables us to provide innovative overall solutions for the floating production market. Palfinger looks forward to building on this partnership in the years to come”.

The Anna Nery FPSO will be installed around 150 kilometres off the coast of Brazil. It will be capable of producing 70,000 barrels of oil and 4 million cubic meters of gas per day.

The production is scheduled to start in the years 2022 and 2023 and its units will be operated for 25 years.

So far, Yinson has awarded several contracts for the Anna Nery FPSO.

In July 2020, ABB signed an agreement with Yinson for electrical, control and telecommunication equipment and services onboard the Anna Nery unit.

Come August 2020 and Yinson awarded another contract for the FPSO, this time to Royal IHC, which will supply a tandem mooring and offloading system and a riser pull-in system for the Anna Nery FPSO.

In September 2020, TMC Compressors was selected to deliver a marine compressed air system to the Anna Nery FPSO.