COSCO Dalian Shipyard delivered P-63 FPSO "NISA" to Petrobras

26 November 2012

On November 15, COSCO Dalian Shipyard delivered FPSO NISA, which is the fifth FPSO conversion accomplished by COSCO Dalian Shipyard with Petrobras as the final user. NISA will be deployed in Campos Basin.

NISA was converted from a 320 000-dwt ULCC, built in 1983. After the conversion it was named Petrobras-63.

The vessel is 342 metres in length, with a moulded breadth of 57.36 metres and a moulded depth of 28.5 metres. Petrabras-63 has a daily production capacity of 140,000 barrels of oil (bopd) and 35 million cubic metres of gas.

The storage capacity by design is 1.4 million barrels and the operating depth is 1,200 metres. Classified by ABS, NISA is equipped with a spread mooring system and is designed to work for 25 years successively without docking work.

The conversion involves 17 000 tons of steel work, the implementation of the new mooring system, the conversion of the module stool, chain stopper platform, fairleader support, seawater lift pumps room, bow and stern offloading station, support of upper & lower riser, deck crane foundation, helicopter deck, lay down area, deck piping manifold, as well as steel structure upgrading of living quarters, approximately 380,000 meters of cable laying, installation & testing of piping system, tank coating, newbuilding, lifting and installation of 16 modules, etc.

COSCO Shipyard Group Co. Ltd. press release