New FPSO vessel heading to Brazil equipped with Sulzer pumps

 An increase in demand for oil and gas has hailed the resumption of projects to deliver more FPSO vessels. Recent announcements have included the first round of tenders for equipment destined for the Parque das Baleias (Whale Park) FPSO, a process that has seen the water injection pumps being awarded to Sulzer.

Due to be located 77 km offshore from Espirito Santo, Brazil, the Whale Park FPSO will operate in 1,400-m deepwater, processing 100,000 bbl of oil and 5 MMcm/d of natural gas. The project is expected to have a delivery time with first oil on deck targeted by 2024. As the leading supplier of water injection pumps for this application, Sulzer will offer its facilities and expertise to deliver these key assets to the project and meet this timeline.

Sulzer will be supplying four packaged pump sets, which include a 9.7-MW motor, the eight-stage HPcp pump and all the auxiliary equipment required for the challenging offshore

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