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Powering Another FPSO

GE turbines chosen by consortium; unit expected to begin operations in 2016

Posted on May 20, 2014

GE has been selected to supply four 34 MW LM2500+G4 turbines to generate power for the Cidade de Caraguatatuba floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit off the coast of Brazil.                                                      

The turbine contract was signed with a consortium formed by Grupo Schahin (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Modec Inc. (Tokyo, Japan), which is building the FPSO.

The FPSO is expected to begin operations during the third quarter of 2016 in the Lapa offshore production field (previously called Carioca field), in Santos Basin. It will have a production capacity of 100 000 BBL/d, with 5 m3/d of natural gas and a crude oil storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels.

The contract is with the Lapa field operator, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. The project's total investment value is about US$1.2 billion.