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Swiss pumps set for Brazil FPSOs

19th August 2013

Sulzer Pumps will supply equipment to a Brazilian shipbuilder for two FPSO under construction for oil & gas major Petrobras

Keppel FELS has been awarded the contracts for the fabrication and integration of the two FPSO vessels
Keppel FELS has been awarded the contracts for the fabrication and integration of the two FPSO vessels

Sulzer Pumps based in Switzerland has announced that it has been contracted by Brazilian shipyard, Keppel FELS Brasil, to supply pumps for installation on two floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels.

 

Sulzer will supply a total of 42 pumps for seawater lift, water injection and auxiliary services to Keppel FELS.

 

The water injection pump packages contain API 610 BB5 pump models driven by 5.5 MW electric motors whilst the seawater lift pump packages consist of vertical pumps driven by 960kW submersible electric motors.

 

According to Sulzer, other pumps are used for various auxiliary services essential to FPSO operations such as cooling water circulation, hot water circulation and water injection pump boosting.

 

Keppel FELS has been awarded the contracts for the fabrication and integration of the two FPSO vessels, P-66 and P-69, by Tupi B.V, a consortium led by Petrobras.

 

The FPSOs will operate in the Pre Salt Iracema cluster areas located in the Santos Basin, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

According to Sulzer, the current order means that it will be supplying to eight FPSOs currently under construction for Petrobras. The Swiss company currently has more than 1,300 pumps in service for Petrobras in offshore Brazil.

 

Scheduled for delivery in 2014, the pump packages will be built at Sulzer Pumps’ manufacturing and distribution facility in Jundiaí, São Paulo.

 

The pump company has two manufacturing facilities and three service centres in Brazil, employing approximately 700 people.

 

 

 

 

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