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MODEC, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni to Proceed with Deepwater FPSO Charter Project for Búzios Field in Brazil

Logistic News - Published on Fri, 15 Nov 2019

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MODEC Inc, Mitsui & Co Ltd, Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd and Marubeni Corporation have agreed that Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in a long-term charter business currently promoted by MODEC for the purpose of providing a floating production, storage, and offloading system for use in the Búzios field off the coast of Brazil. The above four companies have entered into related agreements on 12th November 2019. Based on these agreements, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in Buzios5 MV32 BV, a Dutch company established by MODEC, and the Companies will proceed with the Project jointly. MV32 has entered into a long-term charter agreement for the deployment of the FPSO with Petróleo Brasileiro SA, the Brazilian state oil company. The FPSO will be chartered for 21 years under this charter agreement which was signed on 24th September 2019.

The FPSO will be named FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32 and will be deployed at the Búzios field located in the giant "pre-salt" region of the Santos Basin. The field is located approximately 180 kilometers from Rio de Janeiro, in the southeast coast of Brazil. FPSO will be moored in 1,900 meters water depth, in the year of 2022.

Outline of the FPSO
Oil processing capacity - 150,000 barrels per day
Gas processing capacity - 212 million cubic feet per day
Oil storage capacity - 1,400,000 barrels
Mooring type - Spread mooring (at a water depth of 1,900 meters)

Shareholders of MV32
MODEC Inc - 35.0%
Mitsui & Co Ltd - 35.0%
Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd - 20.0%
Marubeni Corporation - 10.0%

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Fri, 15 Nov 2019
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