MODEC, Inc. (“MODEC,” head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Toshiro Miyazaki), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui,” head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (“MOL,” head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda), Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni,” head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Fumiya Kokubu) and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (“MES”, head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Takao Tanaka) have agreed that Mitsui, MOL, Marubeni and MES will invest in a long-term charter business (“the Project”) currently promoted by MODEC for the purpose of providing a floating production, storage, and offloading system (“the FPSO”) for use in the Sepia Area off the coast of Brazil. The above five companies (“the Companies”) have entered into related agreements today.
Based on these agreements, Mitsui, MOL, Marubeni and MES will invest in Sepia MV30 B.V. (“MV30”), a Dutch company established by MODEC, and the Companies will proceed with the Project jointly. MV30 has entered into a long-term charter agreement for the deployment of the FPSO with Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), the Brazilian state oil company. The FPSO will be chartered for 21 years under this charter agreement which was signed on 13 October 2017.