Sembcorp Marine said its wholly owned and operated Brazilian subsidiary, Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA), has completed its first floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) project.
The newbuild FPSO vessel, P-68, left the shipyard yesterday and will be deployed to the ultra-deepwater Berbigao and Sururu fields in Brazil's Santos Basin.
The vessel was constructed for Tupi, a consortium comprising Petrobras Netherlands, Total Brazil Services, BG Gas Netherlands Holdings (Shell), and Galp Sinopec Brazil Services (Petrogal).
Measuring 316m long and 54m wide, P-68 will produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil per day. It has a 1.6 million barrel storage capacity and can accommodate 154 persons.
EJA's work scope for the vessel included 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 hull, which was built by another shipyard.
EJA is capable of taking on full engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning work for large-scale offshore projects. It also offers vessel repair and upgrade solutions.
The 82.5ha facility employs up to 4,400 workers at peak periods.
After P-68, the shipyard will complete the P-71 FPSO modules fabrication and integration project for Tupi.