The “Consórcio Tomé Ferrostaal” (CTF) named consortium of Rheinmetall International Engineering, a joint venture of Ferrostaal and Rheinmetall, and the Brazilian company Tomé Engenharia has handed over two modules for the first of a series of six vessels to an international consortium led by Petrobras. “CTF” was awarded in 2012 the modules order to equip six FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) vessels.
At the end of October, the Barge S. Tomé loaded with the Modules M8 and M10 was handed over to the integrator and successfully shipped away to its final integration destination in Angra dos Reis.
The total order is worth today approx. USD 950 million and is part of Petrobras’s long-term investment programme for the Brazilian Government to open up the discovered "Tupi" offshore oil and gas field off the Southeast coast of Brazil, starting in 2016. The strategic goal of the Government is to increase the Brazilian daily oil production from 2 million barrels in 2014 to 4,2 million barrels by the end of the decade.