Gallery: Mammoet loads out FPSO modules bound for Brazil


Mammoet, a provider of engineered heavy lifting and transport services, in April completed a load-out of the first set of four modules for the FPSO P66, bound for a field offshore Brazil. 

This is the first of eight FPSOs currently under construction to meet the demands of oil production in Brazil.

The end client, TUPI BV, is a consortium composed of Petrobras Netherlands BV (PNBV, 65%), the British Gas Group (BG Group, 25%) and Galp Energia S.A. (10%), working on the ongoing development of the Lula Alto field, located in the Santos Basin, Brazil.

As the P66 is nearing completion, Mammoet said that the client was looking for a partner to install the last 4 modules. The modules range in weight from slightly over 1,000 to 1,425 metric tons.

They were built by BJCHI in Sattahip, Thailand and shipped by module carrier to Brazil for integration onto the hull of the FPSO. Another shipment is planned for the beginning of August 2016.

The load-out was done in cooperation between BJCHI, a provider of manufacturing and installation services for its customers’ industrial plants, and Mammoet Thailand. According to mammoet, this was BJCHI’s first venture  into the oil and gas market.

Mammoet provided a complete transport solution for the project managing the total logistics operation. This included chartering the module carrier MV Mega Trust to ship the modules to Brazil, complete naval engineering, weighing the modules and a load-out at the fabrication yard in Sattahip, Thailand using 60 axle lines of SPMT.

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