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Rolls-Royce Receives Big Brazil Deal

Posted on December 1, 2011

Rolls-Royce has received new contracts with a potential value of US$650 million from Petrobras to support its production activities in offshore Brazil.

Rolls-Royce will supply Petrobras with 32 RB211 gas turbine power generation packages, including waste-heat recovery units, to meet the power generation requirements of eight separate Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels. The vessels, used for the processing of hydrocarbons and the storage of oil, will operate in the petroleum-rich Lula (formerly Tupi) and GuarĂ¡ oilfields, located in the pre-salt area of the Santos Basin off the coast of Brazil.

The new gas turbine power generation packages will be delivered in groups of four with the first units scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2013. Four gas turbine generating sets will be installed on each of the eight vessels. Rolls-Royce will also provide Petrobras with long-term services, technical support and training.

In February, Rolls-Royce announced plans for the construction of a new more than US$100 million purpose-built gas turbine assembly and test facility in Santa Cruz in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2013. This recent contract increases the number of Rolls-Royce RB211-powered industrial gas turbine units installed in Brazil over the last 10 years to 62.

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