Yinson-Sumitomo holds Naming Ceremony for FPSO Anna Nery

FPSO Anna Nery is currently undergoing final conversion works and is going to set sail for Brazil in Q3

Yinson-Sumitomo holds Naming Ceremony for FPSO Anna Nery
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Yinson together with the project partner Sumitomo Corporation (“Sumitomo”) officially named the newest asset, FPSO Anna Nery, during a grand naming ceremony held concurrently in Jiangsu, China and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

FPSO Anna Nery is currently undergoing final conversion works and is going to set sail for Brazil in Q3, where it will be deployed at the Marlim Field located in the eastern part of the Campos Basin, about 150km offshore Rio de Janeiro. The asset will be stopping for a few days in Singapore and Mauritius for crew change and fresh supplies.

By building resilience through collective efforts, construction progress on the FPSO Anna Nery project remained relatively unimpacted by the various challenges brought about by the pandemic and stringent movement restrictions in China. Safety-wise, the project maintained Zero LTI over 7-million-man hours – an excellent achievement by any standard, and even more so given the volatile external environment. 

Yinson Production Chief Executive Officer Flemming Grønnegaard said:

“This milestone provides confidence that Yinson has the ability to continue delivering responsible solutions to meet the world’s increasing energy demands, even in challenging circumstances. FPSO Anna Nery is our maiden asset in Brazil, and the first of three Brazil-bound offshore production projects that Yinson is currently undertaking.”

Project Manager Scott Bendiksen said:

“This naming ceremony is truly a celebration of adaptability, tenacity and teamwork between Yinson, our partner Sumitomo and our client Petrobras, together with our key bankers, vendors and subcontractors. With the construction phase in Cosco now almost completed, and ongoing commissioning works we will endeavour to achieving first oil as per the original contract schedule.”

Sumitomo Corporation General Manager of Energy Department Wataru Sato commented:

“Sumitomo is honoured to be part of this landmark first FPSO in Brazil by Yinson and we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all contributors for their dedication and hardwork. We are confident that FPSO Anna Nery will perform well in the Marlim field.”

Petrobras General Manager of FPSO Projects Marcio Mattoso commented:

“Petrobras congrats Yinson and all the parties involved in the achievement of such important milestone. Petrobras highlights that the FPSO Anna Nery will boost the production of Marlim Field, which is the first Petrobras Revitalization Project, and the unit is planned to commence its operation in the first quarter of 2023.”