Petrobras 36, the 31,183 ton Offshore Oil and Gas Platform left Sept-Iles, Quebec for Brazil on November 11. The Floating Production System is recorded as the heaviest load ever carried by a submersible heavy lift vessel
. Performed by Dockwise of Belgium, the operation entailed the usage of the company's Modern Servant I heavy lift ship and the vessel, together with its large cargo, was scheduled to arrive in Rio de Janeiro by mid-November.
Formerly known as the Spirit of Columbus, Petrobras 36 had been at Quebec City Davie Industries undergoing upgrades for the past two years — making the vessel into one of the largest platform of its kind. When in operation at the Roncador Field located offshore Brazil
, the vessel will produce 180,000 barrels of oil and 7.2 MM cu. m of gas per day from a water depth of 1,350 m.