BrasFELS shipyard to fabricate critical sections of topside modules for Brazil FPSO

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BrasFELS Shipyard, a member of the Seatrium Group, announced the acquisition of a substantial contract from Offshore Frontier Solutions Pte. Ltd, a subsidiary of the MODEC Group. The contract involves the fabrication of critical sections of the topside modules for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel dedicated to the Raia project in Brazil. Equinor, on behalf of the consortium in the Raia project, will oversee operations.

This recent agreement marks the eighth collaborative effort between BrasFELS and MODEC, establishing a robust and enduring partnership that has spanned over a decade. Marlin Khiew, Executive Vice President of Oil and Gas (Americas) at Seatrium, expressed satisfaction, stating, “We are delighted to embark on another FPSO topside modules fabrication project with MODEC. This solidifies Seatrium’s global standing in FPSO newbuilds and conversions.”

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BrasFELS Shipyard will be responsible for fabricating three vital modules for FPSO Raia: the vapor recovery unit/flare knockout (VRU/FLARE KO), oil separation and stabilisation, and the flowline circulation and metering and utility systems. The project will be conducted at Seatrium’s BrasFELS shipyard situated in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with operations scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2024.

Upon completion, FPSO Raia is anticipated to possess the capability to process 126,000 barrels of oil per day (bopd) and 16 million cubic meters of gas daily. The vessel will boast a storage capacity of two million barrels of crude oil. 

Positioned in the extensive “pre-salt” area within the southern portion of the Campos Basin, approximately 200 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the FPSO will operate in this strategically significant region.

Recently Saipem got a contract for the Raia development

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