Tupi lets another contract for Brazil’s P-68 FPSO

Tupi BV has let a $145-million contract to Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) to handle hull work for the P-68 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel to be installed on Tupi field in the Santos basin offshore Sao Paulo, Brazil. EJA is the Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine.

Tupi BV has let a $145-million contract to Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) to handle hull work for the P-68 floating production, storage, and offloading vessel to be installed on Tupi field in the Santos basin offshore Sao Paulo, Brazil. EJA is the Brazilian subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine.

Tupi previously hired EJA to construction topside modules and oversee integration for the FPSO. The latest contract covers completion of full integration of the vessel.

A 2012 contract hired Sembcorp’s shipyard in Brazil to handle module construction and integration for two FPSOs, P-68 and P-71, to be used on Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s (Petrobras) Lula field, formerly known as Tupi.

The P-68 FPSO will have a processing capacity of 150,000 b/d of oil and 6 million cu m of gas. It will be able to store as much as 1.6 million b/d of oil (OGJ Online, Aug. 30, 2010).

EJA repairs, modifies, and upgrades offshore equipment as well as constructing drillships, semisubmersible and jack up rigs, platforms, and supply vessels.

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