GE Oil & Gas to supply turbomachinery worth US $500m

"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;color:#231F20\">GE Oil & Gas recently won a contract worth more than US $500 million to supply turbomachinery equipment and services to Petrobras, a deep-water oil production company. The contract will serve the four new floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSOs P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77) in the Cessão Onerosa region of the Santos Basin pre-salt fields, in the state of Sao Paulo.

"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;color:#231F20\">The main benefits of GE’s proposal include an aggressive delivery cycle, high equipment reliability and efficiency, improved performance, emissions control and extended equipment life. In the pre-salt fields, GE’s technology will face some of the most challenging conditions.

"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;color:#231F20\">GE Oil & Gas will supply the main turbomachinery equipment to the four new FPSOs. The technology will generate primary energy for the FPSOs using gas turbines and advanced generators, moving gas through pipelines using compressors and re-injecting CO2 and natural gas back to the well to enhance the recovery of the oil.

"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;color:#231F20\">The scope of supply, which also takes in technology from other GE businesses, such as Power Conversion and Power & Water, includes: 16 powergen turbo generators composed of PGT25+ gas turbines and electric generators, eight turbo-compression trains driven by LM2500+ gas turbines, and 32 electric motor driven compressors for gas main, export services and CO2 re-injection.

"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family:Arial;color:#231F20\">In addition to the core equipment, the new contract includes technical assistance for installation and commissioning start-up and extensive services such as repair, dedicated local field service engineers and customer training. Significant local components will be involved and packaging, testing, logistics and sourcing operations will be carried out entirely in Brazil. The installations where these operations are to be held will start being prepared at the beginning of this year.