Sulzer Pumps will supply 42 pumps for installation on two floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels (P-66 and P-69) that will operate in the Pre Salt Iracema cluster areas located in the Santos Basin, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The order, consisting of pump packages for seawater lift, water injection and auxiliary services, was awarded by Keppel FELS Brasil S/A through its affiliate Lindel. Keppel FELS Brasil was 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. With this order, Sulzer Pumps will be supplying to eight FPSOs currently under construction for Petrobras, and more than 1,300 pumps in service for Petrobras in offshore Brazil.
The water injection pump packages contain API 610 BB5 pump models driven by a 5.5MW electric motors whilst the seawater lift pump packages consist of vertical pumps driven by 960kW submersible electric motors. 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.
The pump packages that are scheduled for delivery in 2014 will be built at Sulzer Pumps’ facility in Jundiaí, São Paulo, a development, manufacturing and distribution centre for Sulzer. Present since 1948, Sulzer Pumps has two manufacturing facilities and three service centres in Brazil, employing around 700 people.