Mitsui & Co Ltd: MODEC, Inc., Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
and Marubeni Corporation to Proceed with the Ultra-Deepwater FPSO Chartering
Project for Carioca Area of Brazilian Offshore Pre-Salt Oil Field
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This announcement is for our U.S. $5,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note
MODEC, Inc. (“MODEC,” head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; president: Toshiro
Miyazaki), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui,” head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo;
president: Masami Iijima), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (“MOL,” head office:
Minato-ku, Tokyo; president: Koichi Muto) and Marubeni Corporation
(“Marubeni,” head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Fumiya Kokubu) have
agreed that Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in a long-term charter
business (“Project”) currently promoted by MODEC for the purpose of providing
a floating production, storage, and offloading system (“the FPSO”) for use in
the Carioca area of a pre-salt oil field off the coast of Brazil. The above 4
companies (“Companies”) have entered into definitive agreements today.
Based on these agreements, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni will invest in Carioca
MV27 B.V. (“MV27”), a Dutch company established by MODEC, and the Companies
will proceed with the Project jointly. MV27 has signed a long-term chartering
agreement for the deployment of the vessel by the BM-S-9 Consortium –
Petrobras (45%), BG Group (30%) and Repsol Sinopec Brasil S.A. (25%). The FPSO
will be chartered for 20 years under this chartering agreement signed in
The FPSO will be named “FPSO Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV27” and will be
deployed to the Carioca area of the BM-S-9 block off the coast of Brazil in
the third quarter of 2016. The area is part of a deepwater oil field located
approximately 300 km south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The oil is contained in
the pre-salt layer approximately 5,000 m beneath the seabed.
The Project is the third occasion under which the Companies have collaborated
to operate FPSOs for pre-salt oil fields.
The Schahin Group, the joint bidder with MODEC for this Project as the local
partner in Brazil, has the option to invest up to 15% in MV27 prior to the
commencement of the FPSO charter.
Outline of the FPSO
Oil processing capacity 100,000 barrels per day
Gas processing capacity 177 million cubic feet per day
Oil storage capacity 1,600,000 barrels
Mooring type Spread mooring (at a depth of 2,100 meters)
Shareholders of MV27
Before the investment After the investment
the Schahin Group the Schahin Group*
MODEC, Inc. 29.4% 25.0%
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. 32.4% 27.5%
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, 20.6% 17.5%
Marubeni Corporation 17.6% 15.0%
Schahin Group － 15.0%
* Schahin Group has the option to invest up to 15% in MV27. If Schahin Group
invests less than 15%, the ratio of the other shareholders will be adjusted on
a pro-rata basis.
Contacts for further information:
General Affairs Department
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
Media Relations Department
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
LNG Carrier Division
Offshore Business Office
Corporate Communications Department
Media Relations Section
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