Maersk Supply wins its largest project contract ever

Written by Nick Blenkey
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The Libra Consortium has awarded Maersk Supply Service a major contract for for the pre-laying of anchors for a newbuild FPSO.

The work consists of pre-laying 24 torpedo anchors, each weighing 120 tonnes and 23 meters long, in 2,000 meters of water depth at the Mero 2 Project, offshore Rio De Janeiro.

The Maersk Supply contract calls for integrating engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI), with offshore execution, and will be carried out in 2021 and 2022.

“This is one of the biggest projects of its kind to be awarded this year, and we are very proud to have won it,” says Rafael Thome, Managing Director for Maersk Supply Service in Latin America. “With this contract, we will be ramping up our activities in Brazil significantly and will be developing further our office in Rio de Janeiro. We look forward to working closely with Petrobras as the lead operator for Libra Consortium, and enhancing our solutions capabilities in the Brazilian market/“

The Libra Consortium comprises Petrobras (operator, with 40%), Shell Brasil (20%), TotalEnergies (20%), CNODC (10%) and CNOOC Limited (10%). Pré-Sal Petróleo S.A.(PPSA) is the manager of the consortium production sharing contract.

“We have been scaling our solutions business since 2017 and have now won and successfully executed material projects in Africa, Latin America and Europe for energy majors,” says Oliver Trouvé, Head of Integrated Solutions in Maersk Supply Service. “With more solutions work in our portfolio, Maersk Supply Service can leverage our in-depth project and maritime capabilities and have a more robust business foundation for further growth.”

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