China’s COSCO (Zhoushan) has announced that it has delivered an FPSO forebody to an undisclosed international client.
Despite COSCO’s not revealing any client details, they published a photo of the FPSO forebody on which the following is written: “Petrobras 67”.
The front part of the FPSO built by COSCO was earlier this month loaded on board the Xiang Rui Kou semi-submersible vessel and set sail towards Brazil where it will be fully integrated.
The forebody measures 151.3 metres in length, 54 metres in breadth, and 31.5 metres in height. Weighing over 20,550 tonnes, it is the biggest cargo ever loaded on board the semi-submersible vessel Xiang Rui Kou.
The FPSO is expected to be completed by OSX shipyard. Delivery is scheduled for 2016. Petrobras will moor the ship at an offshore oil field in the Santos basin.
Offshore Energy Today Staff, November 21, 2013