FPSO P-76

Paraná, Brazil

We built and assembled the modules of one of the largest offshore projects ever carried out in Brazil.

  • 5,000

    workers at peak construction

  • +780,000

    engineering labor hours

  • 26,000

    tons in total

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FPSO P-76

Platform P-76 is billed to achieve a production capacity of 150 thousand barrels of oil and 7 million cubic meters of gas.

Key facts

  • +2,000

    Brazilian suppliers were involved in the project

  • 70%

    local content

  • +20.7

    million hours of construction

  • USD 1,200

    million contract amount

  • +2,000

    Brazilian suppliers were involved in the project

  • 70%

    local content

  • +20.7

    million hours of construction

  • USD 1,200

    million contract amount

Flare Tower
Energy generation
PIG Launchers and Receivers
Water treatment and processing
Offloading area
Laboratory module
Automation and electrical
Helideck
Accommodation module

  • Flare Tower

  • Energy generation

  • PIG Launchers and Receivers

  • Water treatment and processing

  • Offloading area

  • Laboratory module

  • Automation and electrical

  • Helideck

  • Accommodation module

Customer Petrobras Netherlands BV
Scope of work EPC

Segment

Oil & Gas

The P-76 project included building a series of modules to be assembled for an FPSO vessel, a floating unit that produces, stores and transfers oil and gas. The scope of the contract covered the transport of all items and their installation at the final location, as well as assistance with the ship’s operation and certification.

The engineering and supply works were carried out in the city of Rio de Janeiro, while the manufacture, assembly and subsequent fitting of all the modules into the ship supplied by the customer were carried out at Techint E&C’s Offshore Unit in Pontal do Paraná, on the coast of the Brazilian state of Parana.

The giant of the seas

Driving energy development in Brazil

Overcoming challenges

2014-2019

  • Start of work

    August

    2014

  • Heavy equipment assembly

    Pieces of equipment weighing over 400 tons were installed. The biggest challenge involved lifting essential items, principally two oil treatment containers, which took approximately three months to cover the 470 km between the Bardela plant in San Pablo and Pontal do Paraná.

    April

    2015

  • Arrival of the FPSO P-76 ship from Rio de Janeiro

    The vessel’s arrival meant that work to assemble the modules could move ahead, as well as the integration and fitting of all the different items on board.

    July

    2016

  • Start of module assembly

    A total of 43 assembly operations were necessary, involving the company’s own cranes and the special Mammoet heavy lift crane, one of the largest of its kind, with a lifting capacity of up to 3,600 tons.

    October

    2016

  • Start of module integration

    The maneuvers involved moving around 26,000 tons of machinery and equipment. This means that at the peak of construction work, there were 5,000 employees working on the site at the same time. Since work started in 2014, the project has created 9,000 jobs. January 2017

    January

    2017

  • Start of carry over

    May

    2017

  • Buoyancy tanks

    60 submarine buoyancy tanks measuring over 3 meters high and weighing 14 tons were installed, essential for the task of extracting offshore oil by connecting the risers and cushioning the impact of sea currents.

    July

    2018

  • FPSO-P76 Sail away

    The operation began at dawn and involved a dedicated team of professionals who worked hard to ensure the platform could sail out to sea and accomplish its mission. After this successful event, the P-76 traveled to the Santos Basin to be put into service at Bahia de Santos, on the Brazilian continental shelf.

    December

    2018

  • First gas injection

    The P-76 conducted the first gas injection operation following three months of preparation. The platform has sufficient capacity to process 150 thousand barrels of oil and process 7 million m3 of natural gas.

    May

    2019

  • Udinson and Wellington Curta · in charge of Scaffolding at the P-76 project in Brazil

    “We started out as construction helpers, working to assemble the scaffolding. Today, thanks to the opportunities the company gave us, and after putting in a lot of effort, we are proud to be in charge of the entire scaffolding area."

  • Munique Souza · Engineer P-76

    "I joined Techint on an internship program, and ended up becoming the engineer responsible for the hydrojet inspection group in the project's Safety Department."

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