Aerial view of the Techint offshore yard UOT in Paranaguá, Brazil, where the integration work of the

Aerial view of the Techint offshore yard UOT in Paranaguá, Brazil, where the integration work of the modules onto the Petrobas P-76 FPSO-vessel will be executed

On 16 March 2016, Mammoet Brazil and the Consortium Techint-Technip (CTTP76) signed a contract for the integration of 20 modules to be lifted onto the hull of the Petrobras P-76 floating, production, storage and offloading (FSPO) vessel.

With the hull delivery date now confirmed, Mammoet Brazil and CTTP76 will proceed with the swift execution of the project, Mammoet said. Integration of the modules is scheduled to start in June or July 2016.

International transport and lifting company Mammoet will execute weighing, transporting and lifting of the modules ranging up to 1,935 tonnes. “For this extreme heavy lifting task, Mammoet will mobilise its PTC 200-DS ring crane, which is currently in the USA,” said Michel Booden, sales director at Mammoet Latin America. “The PTC 200-DS, of which we own three, is our largest ring crane. It has already executed the successful integration of FPSO modules in the past here in Brazil.”

The design of the PTC 200-DS ring crane makes it ideal for the fast and efficient integration of modules onto an FPSO vessel, the company explained. The crane’s long reach, small footprint and capability for 360 degree turns enable it to pick up and place all modules from one location on the quayside. In addition, because it can be broken down into parts the size of standard shipping containers, the PTC 200-DS can be quickly transported from the USA to Brazil.

The whole operation will be supported by 78 axle lines of self propelled modular transporter (SPMT) and weighing equipment to determine the exact weight and centre of gravity of each module before lifting. The integration work will be executed at the Techint offshore yard Unidade Offshore Techint (UOT) in the city of Paranaguá in Paraná State, Brazil.

Booden continued, “Although Mammoet Brazil and CTTP76 have only just signed the contract, Mammoet’s large fleet and global presence make it possible to start mobilisation immediately. We are very pleased with the award of this high profile contract and we look forward to working with the highly dedicated project team of CTTP76.”

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