This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 18, 2005.
(f) Financing for P-52 Platform
On November 25, 2004, the Board of directors of PETROBRAS approved the execution of a contract in the amount of up to US$ 378,5 million between the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) and the wholly-owned subsidiary PETROBRAS NETHERLANDS B.V. PNBV for the financing of Brazilian assets and services to be used in the construction of the P-52 production platform, the construction contract for which was signed on December 19, 2003 with FSTP Pte. Ltd. (Consortium FelsSetal/Technip).
The amount will be provided by BNDES within the BNDES-Exim post-shipment program, in the buyer credit mode. The financing will be amortized over a 10-year period after conclusion of the platform construction work, expected for 2006. The interest rate will be the 36-month LIBOR plus 2% during the grace period and the 60-month LIBOR plus 2% thereafter. Other credit lines are also being negotiated with Banco BNP Paribas, the agent bank of the financing obtained from the BNDES, and with European and North-American export credit agencies, for the financing of imported platform assets.