Keppel wins FPSO P-58 pre-conversion contract

Petrobras Netherlands has awarded Keppel Offshore & Marine a contract for the pre-conversion of the FPSO P-58 for the Campos basin.

Offshore staff

SINGAPORE -- Petrobras Netherlands has awarded Keppel Offshore & Marine a contract for the pre-conversion of the FPSO P-58 for the Campos basin.

Keppel Shipyard’s scope of work includes structural and piping renewal, tank coating as well as accommodation refurbishment and upgrading. In 1Q 2011, the vessel will sail to Brazil for the rest of the conversion, which includes topside completion work.

P-58 will have a production capacity of 180,000 b/d of oil and gas compression capacity of 6,000,000 cu m/d. It will operate in Parque das Baleias’ north field in the Campos basin and will be spread moored in a water depth of 1,400 m (4,593 ft).

Meanwhile, Keppel Verolme has picked up a contract from Saipem for the repair and modification of the semisubmersible pipelay vessel Castoro Sei. Under the contract, Keppel will overhaul four thrusters, install new stinger handling support rails, and repair and modify the vessel’s onboard gantry cranes and fendering system. The company will also complete an extensive hull blasting and painting program.

Work on Castoro Seiis scheduled for completion in 1Q 2010. The vessel will then be deployed for the Nord Stream project, a gas pipeline which will link Russia and the European Union via the Baltic Sea.

11/25/2009

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