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Sixteen Gen-Sets En Route To Brazilian Shipyard

Posted on May 25, 2011

MTU do Brasil, a Tognum Group subsidiary in South America, has received a contract to supply 16 generator sets for eight floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. Petrobras, a Brazilian oil and gas producer, will operate the vessels for servicing oil and gas rigs along the Brazilian coast. The direct MTU customer is the Brazilian ship yard Engevix, who will build the vessels over the next six years.

These FPSOs will be the first ones to be manufactured in Brazil. The gen-sets, which have an 1800 kW power output, will be powered by MTU 16V 4000 P83 diesel engines.

One gen-set will be used as an emergency standby gen-set, with the other as an auxiliary gen-set. The auxiliary generator will operate in parallel with the ship’s 100 MW gas-turbine generating system and provide “black start” capabilities, the company said. The emergency standby generator set will be used to back up general electrical systems on the ship in the event that the main source of power is lost.

The first two gen-sets will be delivered to Engevix in September. Work on the first vessel is expected to be completed by the start of 2012.

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