LEB Mooring Lines for FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí in Brazil

Lankhorst Euronete Brazil (LEB), a subsidiary of WireCo® WorldGroup based in Queimados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and specializing in the manufacturing of synthetic ropes for the offshore and maritime markets, has entered into a contract with SOFEC, Inc., to provide the complete supply of polyester lines for the mooring of FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí MV26.

MODEC FPSO Illustration

SOFEC, a subsidiary of MODEC, Inc., has awarded LEB to produce the polyester spread mooring system based on LEB’s Cabral 512® production technology which will be installed at a water depth of 2,240 meters.

The FPSO will be deployed to the Iracema Norte area of the BM-S-11 block off the coast of Brazil in the fourth quarter of 2015, located approximately 300 km south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The oil is contained in the pre-salt layer at approximately 5,000 meters beneath the seabed. The processing capability will be of 150,000 barrels of oil per day, 280 MM standard cubic feet of gas per day and a storage capacity of 1,600,000 barrels of total fluids.

“This new contract with SOFEC, confirms our ability to supply the Brazilian market with a high degree of technical and logistical advantages to our clients in Brazil” comments Rui Faria, Managing Director of LEB, “Also strengthening our position as world market leaders in the production of deep water mooring fiber ropes.“

The supply contract includes about 75,000 meters of Cabral 512®, with 1,200 tons of minimum breaking load.

Lankhorst Euronete Brazil (LEB), a WireCo® WorldGroup brand, specializes in the development and production of ropes for the maritime and offshore industry and is a leading supplier in many shipping and offshore markets throughout the world.

Press Release, February 06, 2014; Image: MODEC

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