Sembcorp Marine’s Brazil Shipyard Completes Its 1st FPSO

Sembcorp Marine’s Brazilian shipyard, Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz, has completed the construction works on its first floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) project.

The vessel is constructed for Tupi B.V., a consortium comprising Petrobras Netherlands B.V., Total Brazil Services B.V., BG Gas Netherlands Holdings B.V. and Galp Sinopec Brazil Services B.V.

Petrobras P-68 FPSO left the shipyard on September 16 and will be deployed to the ultra-deepwater Berbigão and Sururu fields in Brazil’s Santos Basin.

With a length of 316 meters and a width of 54 meters, the P-68 will produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day (BOPD). It has a 1.6-million-barrel storage capacity and can accommodate 154 persons.

EJA’s P-68 work scope includes fabricating six modules, pipe-racks and a flare, and integrating them on the vessel along with other free issue items. It also executed carry-over works on the FPSO’s hull, which was built by another shipyard.

Following P-68, EJA will complete the P-71 FPSO modules fabrication and integration project for Tupi B.V.