Petrobras commissions GE power generation suite

Petrobras Netherlands has contracted GE Oil & Gas for gas turbine and compressor equipment for use on the FPSOs P-58 and P-62 offshore Brazil.

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Petrobras Netherlands has contracted GE Oil & Gas for gas turbine and compressor equipment for use on the FPSOs P-58 and P-62 offshore Brazil.

Joe Mastrangelo, vice president—Turbomachinery for GE Oil & Gas, said of the $160-million contract: “As part of our optimum value solution, we are able to design reliable technology with reduced weights and dimensions to improve the performance and efficiency of both Petrobras floating production units.”

The two vessels will work in the northern part of the Parque das Baleias field in the Espirito Santo basin and the Roncador field in the Campos basin. Together, they will handle production of 360,000 b/d of oil, due onstream in 2013.

GE will supply eight 31.1 MW PGT25+ gas turbine generator sets and 12 motocompressor trains (either LP or HP) for the two vessels providing up to 200 bar (2,900 psi) discharge pressure for natural gas export/gas lift.

It will ensure local content by sourcing both the electric generators and electric motors for the P58 and P62 from the Brazilian market. In addition, GE will provide technical advice for onsite installation and start-up, and training to support both plants.

The equipment will be manufactured in Florence, Italy, with full load string and performance tests at GE’s production site.

07/15/2010

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