Brazil-bound FPSO Enters Final Construction Stages at Cosco Changxing Shipyard in Shanghai

 

Floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Anna Nery has been moved to Cosco Changxing shipyard in Shanghai, in preparation for its deployment in the Brazilian oil offshore in 2023.

According to contractor Yinson from Malaysia, the FPSO sailed away from the Cosco Qidong shipyard in Jiangsu, China and has entered drydock at the Cosco Changxing shipyard in Shanghai, marking the next phase of the FPSO construction.

FPSO Anna Nery, which is being built from a converted tanker Falcon, is Yinson’s first asset planned for deployment in Brazil and the largest project to date. The FPSO will be deployed at Petrobras’ Marlim field in the Campos Basin, approximately 150 kilometers off the Brazilian coast, at 930 meters water depth.

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“FPSO Anna Nery’s movement into the second shipyard is an important milestone for us at Yinson, and an indicator that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the project is still progressing smoothly according to schedule,” said FPSO Anna Nery’s Project Manager Scott Bendiksen.

“In this upcoming phase, the FPSO will undergo two dry dockings and more conversion works. She will be based at the Changxing shipyard until third quarter 2021 before making her way back to Qidong for the final phase of module lifting and integration,” he added.

The FPSO Anna Nery will be able to produce 70,000 barrels of oil and 4 million cubic meters of gas per day. The FPSO is expected to come online in 2023 and will stay in Brazil for 25 years.

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