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Siemens Putting Together The Pieces For FPSO

Posted on May 2, 2011

Siemens Energy has received several contracts for the supply of topside products, including power generation, water injection and power distribution packages for a Brazilian floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) project.

Singapore-based Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. and Wasco, through its subsidiary Gas Services International Pte Ltd., purchased the power generators and power distribution systems. The FPSO is scheduled to start operation in early summer 2012, and will produce from the Tiro and Sidon fields located in the south Santos basin off the coast of Brazil.

Siemens’ scope of supply for the vessel consists of two SGT-400 power generation units, a sulfate removal unit (SRU) and an E-house. The E-house contains the medium- and low-voltage switchgear units, transformers, the variable-frequency drives and the associated facilities for power management in a ventilated container. It is 13 m long, 13 m wide and 15 m high, and weighs 420 tons.

The FPSO will also be equipped with water injection facilities in order to boost oil recovery from the reservoirs. Siemens will supply elements for this system in skid format, including the sulfate removal membrane, SRU feed pumps, chemical cleaning and reverse osmosis. The water injection system will be designed to handle 638 m³/h. The FPSO will have a production capacity of 80 000 barrels/day of oil and a storage capacity of approximately 650 000 barrels.

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