Technip has been awarded a substantial contract by PNBV for the topside construction and integration, commissioning and start up assistance of the P-76 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. Located in the Santos Basin pre-salt area offshore Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this unit will produce 180,000 barrels of oil and 7 million cubic meters per day of gas.
Technip’s operating center in Rio de Janeiro will perform the project management, engineering and procurement. The 24,000-ton modules fabrication, integration and commissioning will be performed in Techint’s yard, in the South of Brazil. The project is scheduled to be completed by mid-2017.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to keep working with Petrobras. This contract strengthens furthermore our presence in the burgeoning Brazilian offshore pre-salt market, where our leading-edge position enables us to meet its high standards and requirements,” said Technip’s Senior Vice President Onshore Latin America and Offshore Brazil, José Jorge Araújo. “We fully expect that our partnership with Techint will be a key to the success of the P-76 FPSO.”