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Maersk Supply Service has announced a major contract win that involves pre-laying mooring anchors for the newbuild Mero 2 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility offshore Brazil.
The contract, awarded by the Libra Consortium, is the largest project contract ever in its history for Maersk Supply Service, covering integrating engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) work to be carried out in 2021 and 2022.
The Libra Constortium comprises of Petrobras (Operator, with 40%), Shell Brasil (20%), TotalEnergies (20%), CNODC (10%) and CNOOC Limited (10%). Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A.(PPSA) is also involved as the manager of the Production Sharing Contract.
Maersk’s Supply Service scope of work consists of pre-laying 24 torpedo anchors, each weighing 120 tonnes and 23 meters long, in 2.000 meters of water at the Mero 2 Project. Maersk Supply Service will be responsible for all activities from engineering, procurement and offshore execution.
“This is one of the biggest projects of its kind to be awarded this year, and we are very proud to have won it. With this contract, we will be ramping up our activities in Brazil significantly and will be developing further our office in Rio de Janeiro. We look forward to working closely with Petrobras as the lead operator for Libra Consortium, and enhancing our solutions capabilities in the Brazilian market,” says Rafael Thome, Managing Director for Maersk Supply Service in Latin America.
The Mero 2 FPSO, designed and constructed by SBM Offshore, is designed to produce 180,000 barrels of oil per day. It will be deployed to the Mero field located in the Santos Basin, approximately 180km offshore Rio de Janeiro.
Since 2017, Maersk Supply Service has expanded into specialized towing, mooring and installation of large floating structures in both offshore wind and oil and gas markets.
“With this contract, Maersk Supply Service reaches another key milestone in its solutions journey. We have been scaling our solutions business since 2017 and have now won and successfully executed material projects in Africa, Latin America and Europe for energy majors. With more solutions work in our portfolio, Maersk Supply Service can leverage our in-depth project and maritime capabilities and have a more robust business foundation for further growth,” says Oliver Trouvé, Head of Integrated Solutions in Maersk Supply Service.
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