Sulzer Pumps Supplies to New Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Vessel in Brazil

13.05.2013

Sulzer Pumps will supply 3 water injection pump packages and topside API 610 process pumps for installation on a new FPSO vessel that will operate in the Iracema Norte area of a pre-salt oil field off the coast of Brazil.

Sulzer Pumps Supplies to New Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Vessel in Brazil

FPSO Vessel (Image: Sulzer)

This order further demonstrates Sulzer Pumps as a recognized player for reliable, safe and efficient pumping packages for injection and other topside applications.

The pump packages will contain a total of 20 pumps. The direct drive type BB5 water injection pumps are driven with 5.8MW electric motors and feature back-to-back impeller design, allowing high pressure delivered from a direct drive pumpset to minimize footprint and reduce lube oil consumption. Various API 610 pumpsets including OH2, OH3, OH1 and BB1 type pumps are supplied for other topside process applications.

The pump packages are designed and manufactured at Sulzer Pumps’ manufacturing facility in Jundiaí, Brazil, meeting the local content requirements of the end customer, Petrobras. The FPSOs are scheduled for operations in 2014. Once they are in operations, Sulzer Pumps will be involved in the commissioning and servicing of the equipment offshore through our service facility in Jundiaí. Sulzer Pumps currently has more than 1,300 installed base for offshore in service in Brazil for Petrobras.

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