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Petrobras has awarded Rolls-Royce a $138 million, five-year services contract, to support its oil production activities offshore from Brazil. Under the terms of this contract, Rolls-Royce will supply Petrobras with advanced maintenance and repair services to support fifteen Rolls-Royce RB211-G62 industrial gas turbine power generation units which are installed on four Petrobras oil platforms operating in the petroleum rich, pre-salt Campos Basin.
The four Petrobras platforms, which together can produce over 500,000 barrels of oil per day, or 25 per cent of Brazil's entire output, are reliant on nearly 375MW of Rolls-Royce generated power to maintain a consistently high production output. Over fifty Rolls-Royce engineers and technicians are working on the project, most based full-time on the four oil platforms.
Eberaldo de Almeida Neto, General Manager, Rio de Janeiro Operational Unit, Petrobras, said: "Over the past five years Rolls-Royce advanced power generation technology and services has helped us to meet our oil and gas production objectives for these important oil platforms. We are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Rolls-Royce and look forward to continued high levels of availability and reliability."