GE’s LM2500+G4 turbines to power new floating production platform offshore Brazil

GE will soon provide four LM2500+G4 aeroderivative gas turbine packages for a new floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) platform offshore Brazil. The equipment will be supplied to Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Co., Ltd. (MODEC), a general contractor specializing in engineering, procurement, construction and installation of floating production systems. The FPSO, owned and operated by MODEC, will be installed in 2,240 meters of water depth in the pre-salt fields offshore Brazil.

The units for the FPSO will provide electricity for the entire vessel, including critical processing operations. They will be shipped to the shipyard in the third quarter of 2013 and will operate on natural gas with liquid fuel as a backup. GE’s LM2500+G4 offshore gas turbine-generator packages offer a reduced weight and compact solution for installation on floating facilities. These packages are specifically built for rugged offshore/near shore applications with all necessary oil and gas standards for safety, durability and reliability.

Darryl Wilson, vice president and chief commercial officer distributed power for GE Power & Water said, “Utilizing a well-established design, we were able to compress our execution schedule and provide the aggressive delivery needed for a successful project.”