Modec orders compressor trains from Man Energy for Mexican FPSO

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Modec, a Japanese firm which supplies offshore floating platforms, has awarded a contract to Man Energy Solutions for six centrifugal compressor trains.

The compressor trains will be used in gas production on a new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which will be deployed in the offshore Area 1 block, Mexico. The Area 1 block is owned and operated by Eni Mexico, with Qatar Petroleum as a partner.

The scope of the order includes the supply of three medium-pressure/high pressure (MP/HP), two low pressure (LP) and one fuel gas compressor train with one single stage centrifugal compressor driven by a fixed speed electric motor. All the systems will be designed, developed and tested at MAN Energy Solutions’ facility in Zurich, Switzerland.


The systems are expected to be delivered for installation in the FPSO in February 2020. 

The FPSO is designed to process a total of 90,000 barrels of crude oil and 75 million cubic feet of gas per day. The first production is slated to begin in 2021.