C-Kore signs first Brazilian contract with TechnipFMC for Petrobras’ Mero 1 project
15 November 2021
C-Kore Systems recently signed a contract with TechnipFMC in Brazil for delivery of their sub¬sea testing tools for the Mero 1 project, in which Petrobras (40%) acts as Operator of the Libra Consortium, formed by the companies Shell Brasil (20%), TotalEnergies (20%), CNODC (10%) and CNOOC Limited (10%), with Pré-sal Petróleo S.A. – PPSA, as the manager of the Produc¬tion Sharing Contract. The C-Kore tools will be used to perform the subsea electrical verification of the umbilicals after installation.
C-Kore’s subsea testing tools are used by operators and installation contractors around the world on both installation campaigns and fault-finding operations. The Cable Monitor unit confirms the insulation resistance and continuity of the electrical lines while the Subsea TDR unit localises anomalies within 20cm. With C-Kore’s automated units and on-line training, no extra offshore support is needed to run the equipment.
Diego Baraldi, Sales Manager – South America for C-Kore commented: "We are very happy to be working on this important installation project with TechnipFMC. The C-Kore tools have been designed to be extremely easy to use. Not only saving customers time and money by providing better data faster, but also reducing the need for extra offshore personnel, an added benefit during the pandemic.”
Cynthia Pikaar, Sales Manager for C-Kore continued: "It is exciting to be expanding our services into the Brazilian market, which is a testament to the C-Kore technology. We are confident the Brazilian operators and contractors will experience the same advantages as our other customers around the world. We look forward to the successful deployment.”