Brazil offshore

Aker lands Mero contract with Petrobras

RIO DE JANEIRO, October 5, 2018 – Aker Solutions has been granted a contract for a subsea production system and related services at NOC Petrobras’ Mero field offshore Brazil, the global services provider announced in a statement on Friday.


Mero’s production system will include “12 vertical subsea trees designed for Brazil’s pre-salt, four subsea distribution units, three topside master control stations for the Mero 1 Guanabara FPSO and spare parts,” the statement said. In addition, Aker will provide installation and commissioning services.

The system, which will be fabricated at Aker’s São José dos Pinhais manufacturing facility, is slated to be delivered in 2020, with installation expected before 2023. The associated Guanabara FPSO should come on line in H2 2021 with a processing capacity of 180,000 bopd and 12 mcm (424 mcf) of gas per day.

Upstream Online reported Thursday that proposals for the Mero-2 FPSO are due in mid-December, and that Petrobras would be seeking two more FPSOs for the field through a mid-2019 auction for 20-year-plus chartering contracts. Those vessels would be expected to come on stream in late 2023 and early 2024.

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