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 FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) vessel. Both parties have worked closely together over the past months in anticipation of the exact integration schedule which was dependent on delivery of the hull. With the hull delivery date now confirmed, Mammoet Brazil and CTTP76 will proceed with the swift execution of the project. Integration of the modules is scheduled to start in June or July 2016.
Mammoet’s PTC 200-DS ring crane ensures most time-efficient and cost-effective approach to Petrobas P-76 FPSO-vessel construction
Mammoet, the world’s largest service provider specializing in engineered heavy lifting and transport, will execute weighing, transporting and lifting of the modules ranging up to 1,935 metric tons. “For this extreme heavy lifting task Mammoet will mobilize it’s PTC 200-DS which is currently in the USA”, says Michel Booden, Sales Director for 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 unique design of the PTC 200-DS ring crane makes it ideal for the fast and efficient integration of modules onto an FPSO-vessel. The crane’s long reach, small footprint and capability for 360 degree turns enables it to pick up and place all modules from one location on the quayside. 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 – ensuring the most time-efficient and cost-effective mobilization to start this project.
The whole operation will be supported by 78 axle lines of SPMTs (Self-Propelled Modular Transporters) and highly accurate weighing equipment to determine the exact weight and center-of-gravity of each module before lifting. The integration work will be executed at the Techint offshore yard UOT (Unidade Offshore Techint) in the city of Paranaguá in Paraná State, Brazil.
Michel Booden: “Although Mammoet Brazil and CTTP76 have only just signed the contract, Mammoet’s large fleet and global presence make it possible to start mobilization 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.”