Mammoet hired for P-76 FPSO module integration work
Mammoet, a provider of engineered heavy lifting and transport services, will perform module integration work for Petrobras’ FPSO P-76.
Mammoet Brazil and the Consortium Techint-Technip (CTTP76) signed a contract for the integration of 20 modules to be lifted onto the hull of the Petrobras P-76 FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel, on March 16, 2016.
According to Mammoet, both parties have worked together over the past months in anticipation of the exact integration schedule which was dependent on delivery of the hull. With the hull delivery date now confirmed, Mammoet Brazil and CTTP76 will proceed with the execution of the project, the heavy-lift specialist said on Thursday.
Integration of the modules is scheduled to start in June or July 2016.
The integration work will be executed at the Techint offshore yard UOT (Unidade Offshore Techint) in the city of Paranaguá in Paraná State, Brazil.
Mammoet will execute weighing, transporting and lifting of the modules ranging up to 1,935 metric tons.
“For this extreme heavy lifting task Mammoet will mobilize it’s PTC 200-DS which is currently in the USA,” says Michel Booden, Sales Director for Mammoet Latin America.
“The PTC 200-DS, of which we own three, is our largest ring crane. It has already executed the successful integration of FPSO-modules in the past here in Brazil.”
The whole operation will be supported by 78 axle lines of SPMTs (Self-Propelled Modular Transporters) and weighing equipment to determine the exact weight and center-of-gravity of each module before lifting.