Maersk Peregrino is the newest addition to our fleet and the largest unit investment in the history of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group. Built in Singapore at a cost of more than one billion dollars, Maersk Peregrino arrived at the Campos Basin 85 kilometres from the east coast of Brazil in 2010. It processed its first oil in April 2011, marking the start of a 15-year contract between Maersk FPSOs and Statoil.
More than 15 million man-hours were spent on converting the Maersk Nova, a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) built in 2008, into a state-of-the-art FPSO. The project involved people of more than 25 nationalities. The front-end engineering design was carried out in Brazil, while the main engineering took place in Norway, USA, India, Singapore and Denmark.
Maersk Peregrino is unique in its complexity. This is because of the huge challenges presented by the oil field in which it operates. The Peregrino oil field holds heavy crude oil with an extremely high viscosity, which requires a series of advanced technologies to process. The Maersk Peregrino needs to generate an enormous amount of heat to separate the oil from gas, sand and water. While transporting and storing the crude oil, the temperature has to be kept above 65°C at all times - otherwise the oil will solidify. The Maersk Peregrino is equipped with two production trains and three topside steam boilers, using a system that has been specially designed in order to process the heavy crude oil, whilst following the highest possible safety standards.
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- 58 metres wide and 345 metres in length, the Maersk Peregrino is about the size of three standard football fields.
- The topside modules include crude oil separation, water treatment, chemical injection, metering, power generation and electrical station.
- More than 1,000 km of cables run through the vessel.
- Maersk Peregrino is capable of handling a daily production capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil, 350,000 barrels of liquid and 7.3 million standard cubic feet of gas per day. It has a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels of oil.
- Maersk Peregrino has three steam turbines capable of producing 72 mega watts of electrical power - enough to power up 150,000 homes.
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