Axess Group awarded contracts for Bacalhau FPSO

SINGAPORE, October 4, 2022 – Axess Group has secured two contracts for Equinor’s Bacalhau FPSO, which will be one of the largest FPSOs ever delivered to Brazil.

The contract awarded by MODEC includes the design review and certification of lifting appliances of the hull and select modules in China. The scope follows the applicable standards and will be delivered in full compliance with Brazilian Regulatory Standards/Normas Regulamentadoras (NRs).

At the same time, Axess was also awarded a similar service contract by Aibel’s fabrication yard in Laem Chabang, Thailand, for the vessel’s topside modules built there. The company will provide engineering review, inspection, testing and certification of lifting appliances, to ensure statutory compliance and delivery to region-specific standards.

“Thanks to the good collaboration with the MODEC team in Singapore and China, as well as the continued support by Aibel’s team in Thailand, the site inspections are being performed seamlessly under standardised processes and requirements,” Ricardo Freire, Operations Director of APME at Axess Group said.

Rod Matzdorff, Client Manager at Axess Group, said, “We are happy to be recognised for our expertise in inspections, certifications and compliance. With this project, we look forward to further developing the good working relationships we have with both MODEC and Aibel.”

The Bacalhau FPSO, with a production capacity of 220,000 barrels per day, will be deployed at the Bacalhau field in the pre-salt region of the Santos Basin offshore Brazil.

Header photo by Equinor, end-client and operator of the FPSO

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