Japanese floater specialist Modec International has identified a Chinese shipyard to build the floating production, storage and offloading vessel that Norwegian operator Equinor plans to deploy on Block BM-C-33 in Brazil's Campos basin.

Although the final investment decision on the BM-C-33 project is still pending, Modec has already identified Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) as the preferred yard for the floater destined for deployment at the giant Pao de Acucar gas condensate field.

“The award will be made in early February next year,” said one source.