Maersk Peregrino nears sailaway

Keppel Shipyard is close to completing the conversion of an FPSO for Statoil’s Peregrino field offshore Brazil.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE -- Keppel Shipyard is close to completing the conversion of an FPSO for Statoil’s Peregrino field offshore Brazil.

Maersk FPSOs has chartered the Maersk Peregrino to deploy in the Campos basin, 85 km (53 mi) offshore the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Keppel’s construction program involved conversion of a newbuild VLCC; installation and integration of the topside modules; assembly, installation, and integration of the APL internal turret; fabrication and installation of the flare tower, process pipe rack, and heli-deck; and upgrading of the accommodations.

The FPSO is scheduled to depart Keppel Shipyard this summer. Maersk Peregrino has a storage capacity for 1.6 MMbbl of oil, and will be able to process 100,000 b/d. The Peregrino field is due to start production early next year.


07/06/2010

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