SBM Offshore‘s floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) vessel has docked at the Estaleiro Brasa shipyard in Brazil for topside integration.

The FPSO set sail from China in April 2015, and before leaving CXG yard in China, the vessel had undergone hull conversion and some module integration.

Brasa shipyard is set to begin the module lifting phase using its Pelicano-1 barge crane.

Rio yard EBSE constructed and delivered the additional modules.

"All our teams are working hard to achieve our delivery target for Maricá, the third pre-salt FPSO in the series of four that SBM is providing to Petrobras."

The Cidade de Maricá is one of two similar FPSOs being constructed from the blueprint for FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela and is said to be the deepest in SBM’s operating fleet at 2,140m.

Cidade de Maricá floater has the capacity at 150,000bpd of oil and is set to work for the Lula field in the pre-salt province offshore Brazil.

Once integration work is complete, FPSO Cidade de Maricá will be deployed at the Lula field in the pre-salt province offshore Brazil.

The FPSO will explore the BM-S-11 block, which is owned by a consortium comprised of Petrobras (65%), BG E&P Brasil (25%), and Petrogal Brasil (10%).

SBM Offshore chief operating officer Philippe Barril said: "We expect her to follow in the footsteps of her mother ship FPSO Cidade de Ilhabela, which has been successfully producing offshore Brazil for eight months and is an example of the world-class standards to which SBM aspires.

"All our teams are working hard to achieve our delivery target for Maricá, the third pre-salt FPSO in the series of four that SBM is providing to Petrobras."

The shipyard has been developed in 50:50 partnership between SBM Offshore and Synergy Energy.

Brasa business acquisition manager Rodrigo Gomes said: "Our main focus now is to begin integration and commissioning."