Monday 22 Apr 2024
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KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 15): Yinson Holdings Bhd has landed contracts worth an estimated US$5.2 billion in Brazil.

In a statement Monday (Nov 15), Yinson said it had been awarded two Letters of Intent (LOI) by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. for the charter, operations and maintenance of Integrado Parque das Baleias (IPB FPSO), a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in the North Campos Basin, offshore Brazil.

It said the LOIs were issued to its indirect wholly owned unit Yinson Production Pte Ltd

Following the LOIs, Yinson Bergenia Production B.V, a Netherlands-incorporated indirect subsidiary of Yinson will enter into a charter contract for the provision of the FPSO, while Brazil-incorporated wholly owned subsidiary Yinson Bergenia Serviços de Operação Ltda will enter into a contract for the asset’s operations and maintenance.

Yinso said the contract period is for 22.5 years from the date of the final acceptance.

IPB FPSO will be Yinson’s second vessel to operate in Brazil waters, with the first being FPSO Anna Nery, which was awarded to Yinson by Petrobras in October 2019.

Yinson said FPSO Anna Nery is currently under construction in Cosco Changxing, China, and is on track to be operational in 2023 in the Marlim field, located in Northeastern part of the Campos Basin.

Yinson group chief executive officer Lim Chern Yuan said that Yinson is well-positioned to take on the IPB FPSO project, as it had successfully strengthened its resources, capacity and expertise in Brazil over the past few years.

“Brazil is a region of paramount importance to Yinson and we are committed to giving our very best in order to contribute to the advancement of the country’s energy industry.

“We are pleased that the efforts we have put into building our presence in Brazil have created synergies that will allow our Brazil-based projects to achieve greater efficiencies, creating greater value for all our stakeholders,” said Lim.

Meanwhile. Yinson Production Offshore CEO Flemming Grønnegaard said the team had gained valuable skills and experience through existing activities in Brazil and has also thus far been able to adapt and innovate to overcome the many challenges brought about by the pandemic and uncertain global economic situation.

“With this experience, we are stronger than ever and ready to demonstrate once again that we can successfully deliver a world-classed FPSO project.”

“Yinson and Petrobras have jointly committed to implementing a low emission design into IPB FPSO towards mitigating the world’s climate change issues,” said Grønnegaard.

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