IMODCO To Provide Petrobras With World's Deepest CALM Terminals

IMODCO, the Calabasas, Calif. - based developer of offshore marine terminal systems, has been awarded a contract by SETAL Engenharia e Construcoes S.A. of Sao Paulo, Brazil, for the design and development of the deepest catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) terminals ever undertaken.

The IMODCO-designed terminals, to be constructed by Setal for Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras), Brazil's national oil company, will be installed in a record 400 meters of water in the Marlim Field, offshore Brazil in the Campos Basin of the country's southeastern coast.

Each CALM terminal will permanently moor a 120,000-dwt storage tanker while loading crude oil through a fluid swivel. Shuttle tankers of up to 120,000 dwt will moor periodically in tandem to the storage tankers and offload crude for shipment to shore-based facilities.

The contract to IMODCO is specifically to supply design engineering, construction drawings and key components, along with construction and installation assistance, states Steven Mostarda, vice president-marketing. Installation is scheduled for next spring.

The originator of single point mooring technology, IMODCO has designed and developed CALMs for most of the leading national and corporate oil companies of the world.

IMODCO is a unit of AMCA Internation, a broad-based corporation providing manufactured products and engineering/construction services in the areas of energy production and steel fabrication.

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