Cidade De Macae MV15 FSO

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  • FSO Cidade de Macaé
    • The FSO Cidade de Macae MV15 which has a storage capacity of 2.15 million barrels of oil, is one of the largest FSO units in the world
    • The FSO topsides include a crude inlet heater module, crude import/export metering module, E-house and three gas turbine generators sets which make up the power generation module
    • The FSO will receive and export production from five platforms offshore Brazil: P-52 (Roncador), P-53 (Marlim Leste), P-51 (Marlim Sul) and P-55 (Roncador) and Roncador Module 4 unit that will be installed in the future.
    • The FSO Cidade de Macae MV15 is capable of receiving up to 818,000 barrels of oil per day


  • Modec: Engineering, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and operations of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment, hull and hull systems, riser hang-offs and SOFEC® spread mooring system


  • In operation


  • 2005 - Modec awarded contract to supply the vessel
  • 2007 - FSO completed
  • 2008 - First oil produced

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  1. Petrobras Selects MODEC for the Supply and Operation of an FPSO and FSO, Offshore Brazil
  2. MODEC's FSO CIDADE DE MACAE MV15 sets sail for Brazil
  3. MODEC's FSO Cidade de Macae MV15 Achieves First Oil; Charter Begins

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