ABL appointed as tow master for Mero 3 FPSO voyage to Santos basin offshore Brazil

February 28, 2024

(WO) – Energy and marine consultancy ABL has been awarded a contract by POSH Projects Pte. Ltd. to act as tow master to support and supervise the towage of the Mero 3 FPSO from Yantai, China, to Brazilian waters.

Once in Brazil, the Mero 3 FPSO – to be named Marechal Duque de Caxias – will be installed in the Mero Field development, 180 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the deepwater Santos basin.

As part of its scope of work, ABL’s operations in Singapore will provide a tow master to act as client representative throughout the 12,108 nautical mile towage. The tow master will supervise and ensure that all marine operations in the leadup and sailaway from Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard are carried out in-line with approved recommendations and procedural documentation. 

“The towage of a 270-metre long FPSO with a gross tonnage of 150 thousand is a complex procedure. ABL’s vast marine experience across all types of marine operations globally in combination with our in-house multi-disciplinary engineering competence, makes us the right partner for such a project,” says Phong Chong Hui, ABL’s country manager in Singapore.


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