ZURICH, Switzerland – ABB has been contracted to supply 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.
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 Campos basin, offshore Rio de Janeiro. They are scheduled to start operation in mid-2012.
The supply for each unit includes a containerized E-House (electrical house) which includes a 544 metric 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.