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Wärtsilä Hamworthy Invested In Santos Basin

Posted on May 22, 2012

Wärtsilä Hamworthy has received a contract from Brazilian shipyard Ecovix-Engevix Construções Oceânicas S.A. to deliver inert gas generator units to eight floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) in the Santos Basin.

Six of the units will be deployed for the Tupi fields with the other two being utilized for the Guará field. The first two units will undergo full scale testing at the factory in Moss prior to delivery starting as soon as the end of December up to the end of January 2015, the company said.

Each of the units, measuring 7.5 m x 6 m x 7.5 m with a weight of 41 tonnes, will be installed on the utility module on the FPSO inside a dedicated compartment. Each will feature dual fuel capabilities, with the eight skids delivered with a control system, a diesel and gas fuel system and power distribution including VSD starters. Each skid will include two 100% systems, providing the required redundancy, according to the company.

The eight FPSOs are currently under construction in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Wärtsilä Hamworthy also received a contract to supply its flare gas recovery packages to four FPSOs for the same pre-salt fields off Santos, Brazil.

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