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Petrobras 75 & 77 Towage

Back Jul 19, 2018

P75 departure with Terasea Hawk and Terasea Osprey

With a stellar track record comprising landmark projects such as the INPEX Ichthys FPSO and CPF as well as the Shell Prelude FLNG, POSH Terasea has established itself as the world's leading ocean towage service provider. Recognising our expertise, Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, awarded POSH Terasea with two long-distance ocean towage contracts for its P-75 and P-77 tankers.

Two months prior to departure, POSH Terasea's project management team ("PMT") worked closely with Tranship, Cosco Shipyard and Marine Warranty Surveyor ("MWS") to make all necessary preparations for a smooth sail-away. On May 16, the two nominated 200TBP Anchor Handling Tugs ("AHT"), Terasea Hawk and Terasea Osprey, arrived at Dalian COSCO to prepare for hook-up. Three days later, our AHTs connected with the Floating Production Storage and Offloading ("FPSO") unit and the FPSO was ballasted down for ocean passage.

On the foggy morning of May 20, the convoy departed Dalian and commenced passage to Rio Grande. The approximate distance for overall tow is 12,190 nautical miles, and will take around 67 days at 7.6 knots estimated towing speed.


Tug crew boarding the FPSO to inspect towing gears

Terasea Hawk first called at Singapore on June 3 for bunkering and re-supplying while Terasea Osprey continued towing. In less than 24 hours, Terasea Hawk was back with the convoy, releasing Terasea Osprey for port call on 5 June.

With the tug and tow smoothly underway, the FPSOs are estimated to arrive at Rio Grande on August 1 and will operate in Buzios pre-salt field in the Santos basin. The towage of P-75 and P-77 will mark another successful project delivered by POSH Terasea, underscoring again our commitment to service excellence.