Germany: Siemens to Supply Topside Solutions for FPSO Cidade de Itajai

Siemens Energy has been awarded several contracts for the supply of topside solutions including power generation, water injection and power distribution packages for a Brazilian FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) project.

Purchaser for the power generators and power distribution systems is Singapore-based Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. and Wasco through its subsidiary Gas Services International Pte Ltd for the water injection package. The FPSO is scheduled to start operation in early summer 2012 and will produce from the Tiro and Sidon fields located in the south Santos basin off the coast of Brazil.

Jurong Shipyard has been contracted by the Norwegian company Teekay Petrojarl Production AS to carry out the necessary modifications to the FPSO Cidade de Itajai (previously FPSO ARCII). Teekay will operate the FPSO on a contract with Petrobras. Siemens’ scope of supply for the vessel encompasses two SGT-400 power generation units, the sulfate removal unit (SRU) and an E-house. The E-house contains the medium- and low-voltage switchgear units, transformers, the variable-frequency drives and the associated facilities for power management in a purpose designed, ventilated container. It weighs approximately 420 tons, is 13 meters long, 13 meters wide and 15 meters high.

The FPSO will also be equipped with water injection facilities in order to boost oil recovery from the reservoirs. Siemens will supply the key elements for this system in skid format, including the sulfate removal membrane, SRU feed pumps, chemical cleaning and reverse osmosis. The water injection system will be designed to handle 638 cubic meters per hour. The FPSO Cidade de Itajai will have a production capacity of 80,000 barrels/day of oil and a storage capacity of approximately 650,000 barrels.

“By supplying topside solutions for FPSOs we are reducing interfaces and can support our customers to increase reliability in project execution and system operations,” said Tom Blades, CEO of Siemens Energy Oil and Gas Division.

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.5 billion and received new orders totaling more than EUR30.1 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2010, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 88,000.

Source:Siemens , May 4, 2011;

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