ABB Scores Marine Gig in Brazil

ABB recently won an order to provide power supply infrastructure, systems and equipment for two new floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) units operated by Petrobras. The units will process crude oil and natural gas extracted from beneath the sea floor, off the southern coast of Brazil. The order was booked during the second quarter.

ABB's comprehensive delivery for each unit will ensure a safe and reliable electrical supply onboard. The two new Petrobras FPSO units P-58 and P-62 will operate in the oil-rich Campos basin, offshore from Rio de Janeiro. They are scheduled to start operation in mid-2012 with a collective capacity of 360,000 barrels of oil and 12 million cubic square meters of gas per day.

The scope of supply for each unit includes a containerized E-House (electrical house) which includes a 600 ton electrical room to house the complete 100 MW power system, as well as related power generation and energy distribution equipment, and engineering and installation services. ABB's delivery also includes energy management systems and power supply protection equipment.

"ABB's excellent local resources, vast oil and gas industry expertise and technical solutions, as well as our long history of working with Petrobras, were important factors in winning this order," said Veli-Matti Reinikkala, head of ABB's Process Automation division.