Dec. 13, 2016


Swiss company ABB has completed the installation of the electric module, the so-called E-house, in the FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes (MV29), which is being built by Japan’s Modec. The unit will be used in the fields of Tartaruga Verde and Mestiça fields in the Campos Basin, where it can produce up to 150,000 barrels of oil and 5 million cubic meters of natural gas per day, with a capacity of up to 1.6 million barrels.

According to ABB, the module supplied will power all operations of the platform and has medium and low voltage panels, as well as being equipped with lighting, heat tracing, fire suppression, heating and ventilation systems, weighing approximately one thousand tons.

“ABB was able to overcome the challenge of meeting Brazilian local content requirements as well as the complexity in manufacturing and integrating the module in China within a tight schedule,” the company said in a statement.

This is the ninth partnership between the Swiss company and Modec, which counts the FPSO in question as its 11th to be supplied to Brazilian fields, and the ninth in operation for Petrobrás.

“The complete delivery of our part of this project on time is a testament to our commitment on our projects, meeting schedule and minimizing risks,” said Paul Singh, ABB’s Oil & Gas and Chemical business unit manager in Singapore .

The FPSO will be owned by a consortium of Japanese companies, including Mitsui and Marubeni, as well as Modec. The unit will be chartered by Petrobrás for 20 years and will be anchored in 765 meters of water.

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