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Maersk Orders Peter Brotherhood Steam Turbines for FPSO

Posted on May 27, 2008

Denmark-based Maersk Contractors has chosen UK engineering company Peter Brotherhood Ltd to supply three steam turbine driven generator sets for a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the Peregrino development in Brazil.

The three 24 MW condensing steam turbine driven generator sets designed and manufactured by the company will be delivered to the FPSO vessel later this year. Engineers from Peter Brotherhood will be employed to commission the machines on board the vessel.

Each set will consist of a turbine, gearbox and generator, all mounted on a common bedplate which incorporates the oil system. The turbines will be driven by steam from gas fired boilers on the vessel and will exhaust to a separate condenser.

The Peregrino field is located about 85 km from Brazil, in about 100 m of water. The recoverable resources are estimated at between 300 million and 600 million barrels of oil.

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