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PETROBRAS STARTS UP FPSO CIDADE DE MARICA

FPSO Cidade de Maricá

PETROBRAS STARTS UP FPSO CIDADE DE MARICA

 Brazil’s Petrobras has started production from the FPSO Cidade de Maricá, located in the Lula field, in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

The Cidade de Maricá is a floating, production, storage and offloading unit that produces, stores and transfers oil. The vessel is located at approximately 270 kilometers from the coast, at a water depth of 2,120 meters.

According to Petrobras, with a daily production capacity of up to 150,000 barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas, this is the seventh major definitive production system in the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin.

With this additional unit, the pre-salt layer of the Santos and Campos basins already accounts for 35% of Brazil’s oil production.

Vantrunk supplied the cable management systems for the water treatment packages built by Veolia includng the Speedway Cable Ladder and Heavy Duty Cable Tray.

HURRICANE PROOF CABLE MANAGEMENT

Testing with the Aircraft Research Association

Vantrunk has always shown dedication to using new and innovative ways to test its Speedway Cable Ladder and Vantrunk Cable Tray to ensure that they can survive in extreme conditions. To this end, Vantrunk’s engineers recently collaborated with the Aircraft Research Association (ARA) to carry out a series of tests on its products.

The tests were carried out using the same wind tunnels that were used to carry out research on illustrious aircraft such as Concorde as well as the Tornado and Typhoon fighter jets. The purpose of the tests was to demonstrate how Vantrunk’s Cable Tray and Speedway Cable Ladder can survive the ferocious wind speeds and extreme conditions that would be produced by hurricane force winds.

Don’t miss the full test report over the coming weeks.

50TH ANNIVERSARY PRIZE WINNERS

March & April Prize Winners

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Congratulations to Dirk Van koetsveld of Fluor and Henrik Christensen of Semco Maritime who were the lucky winners of March and April's prizes respectively.

Dirk won himself a new Makita drill whilst Henrik has won a new Nike Fuel Band.

To be in with a chance to bag the prize in May register at www.vantrunk.com/competiton or if you are already registered just log in and answer the weekly questions.

AUSTRALIAN OIL & GAS

Exhibition and Conference

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Vantrunk recently attended the Australian Oil & Gas (AOG) show in Perth between the 20th – 22nd February 2013. Vantrunk exhibited from stand I30 in conjunction with our partners in Australia CNW Energy.

In the past few years AOG has broken records and become Australia's largest oil and gas exhibition, with over 450 exhibitors from 20 countries.

Vantrunk’s General Manager Mr Trevor Tomkins said of the event “it is always good to meet with people from within the industry to ensure Vantrunk stay in touch with industry trends and AOG was an excellent opportunity to do this. It was an extremely well attended event and helped to generate numerous new contacts.”

1e79f560e5ea20268e87d34109574c09.jpg Australia is fast becoming a key energy market with projects such as Gorgon LNG, Wheatstone LNG, Browse LNG, Ichthys LNG and Queensland LNG.

For more information on our range of products please contact sales@vantrunk.co.uk.

50TH ANNIVERSARY PRIZES

February Prize Winner

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Congratulations to John Thomson of SBM USA who was the lucky winner in February. John won himself a pair of North Face Meru Gloves, ideal in extremely low temperatures. John answered all 4 questions correctly in February.

To be in with a chance to bag the prize in March register at www.vantrunk.com/competiton or if you are already registered just log in and answer the weekly questions.