Yinson Orders MAN Compressor Trains for Angolan Gas Production

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MAN Energy Solutions is going to deliver 11 compressor trains to an Angolan FPSO vessel.

Yinson, an international energy infrastructure and technology provider, has placed an order for 11 compressor trains from MAN Energy Solutions. The machines are intended for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel off the Angolan coast, contributing to gas production, gas injection, gas lift, and export. Additionally, MAN will deliver two screw-compressor trains to function as low-pressure compression units on the same vessel.

The compressor trains will be installed aboard an Azule Energy-operated vessel in the Agogo field, located approximately 180 km west of the Angola coast. The field, discovered in 2019, lies in Angola Block 15/06 at a water depth of about 1,650 m and currently hosts two operating FPSO vessels. Upon completion, the new FPSO vessel will be capable of producing up to 120,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

"MAN Energy Solutions is eagerly anticipating the collaboration with Yinson on this expansive project for Angola's growing energy market. Our advanced compression solutions, already demonstrating their reliability and energy efficiency in numerous FPSO projects globally, will now contribute to Angola's gas production. This order from Yinson confirms our role as a single-source provider for complete compressor technology equipment," stated Basil Zweifel, Senior Vice President, Sales & Project Management at MAN Energy Solutions.


For the FPSO's gas lift, injection, and export application, MAN Energy Solutions will provide nine electrically driven centrifugal-compression trains, designed to enhance the gas production's flow rate and efficiency. These trains include three medium-pressure systems with type RB 45 compressors, three high-pressure units with type RB 35 compressors, and three high-pressure and gas injection units, each with two type RB 28 compressors.

In addition, two electrically driven SKUEL510 screw-compressor trains will function as low-pressure compression units. The flash gas produced will be pressurized by these screw compressors and reintroduced into the process instead of being flared off, improving gas production efficiency, and reducing CO2 emissions. All compressor trains are set to be ready for installation by 2024.