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GE Sends More Power To Brazil Gas Fields

Agreement marks latest with MODEC; four units to supply 84 MW of on-site power

Posted on April 14, 2014

GE’s Distributed Power business will supply four additional LM2500+G4 aeroderivative gas turbine generators for a new floating oil and gas production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, the Cidade de Caraguatatuba MV-27.

The four units will be delivered to MODEC, a general contractor specializing in the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of floating production systems. The new FPSO, owned and operated by MODEC, will be installed and operated on charter in 2240 m of water in the pre-salt fields off the coast of Brazil.

GE said the four LM2500+G4 units will generate 84 MW of on-site power to support the facility’s production processes, water reinjection, gas compression and process heating. The units will use non-commercial grade field gas that is produced at the vessel, and so will help reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions, the company said.

GE will ship the new LM2500+G4 gas turbines in late 2014, and they are scheduled to be installed in 2015, with commercial operation planned for 2016 or 2017.