TOP PETROBRAS PLSVs


A 2500T capacity underdeck carousel and all the accompanying equipment provided by MAATS

In 2012/2013 Petrobras PLSV ordered a fleet of 11 ships which would contain MAATS equipment. Two of these ships were manufactured at the DSME shipyard in South Korea. The two new-build ships, named TOP Coral Do Atlantico and TOP Estrella Do Mar, have an identical deck layout with a 2500T capacity underdeck carousel and all the accompanying equipment provided by MAATS. Instead of an additional 1500T carousel like many of the other ships in the Petrobras fleet, the two DSME ships have 8 x 250T reels on the rear of each of the vessels. These reels were supported by dollybases which were designed and manufactured by MAATS.

The scope of supply included:

  • A 2500T under-deck carousel.
  • A spooling arm mounted from the centre pillar for loading and unloading the carousel.
  • Dollybases to support 8 x 250T reels.
  • 2 x 30T load-out tensioners.
  • A tensioner control cabin and stand.
  • A carousel control cabin to allow remote control of loading/ unloading.
  • Two stern chutes for guiding the product.
  • A chute to deliver the product into the hatch.
  • Deck deflectors to allow routing of product onto reels.
  • 2 x 30T and 3 x 15T initiation winches.