Petrobras has awarded a large subsea engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract to TechnipFMC for the greenfield development of its Búzios 6 off Brazil, according to a press release from TechnipFMC.
The statement from TechnipFMC added the contract covers flexible and rigid pipe, umbilicals, pipeline end terminals, rigid jumpers, umbilical termination assemblies, and a mooring system. The manufacturing of pipes and subsea structures will take place in Brazil using TechnipFMC’s established and qualified supply chain in-country. This will reduce the carbon footprint associated with transportation and installation.
Subsea president at TechnipFMC, Jonathan Landes commented, “We are excited to announce this award, which demonstrates the continuing strength of the subsea market in Brazil and our collaborative relationship with Petrobras. We used our deep understanding of the client’s needs to arrive at technological solutions developed specifically for the Buzios 6 field.”
TechnipFMC’s statement added that the flexible pipe, umbilicals and subsea structures, as well as some of the rigid pipe, will be manufactured in Brazil using skills and competencies the company has developed locally, while minimizing the carbon footprint associated with transportation and installation. The project will also utilize our established and qualified Brazilian supply chain.