GE to supply turbine equipment

Technology company GE has signed a $160m (£106m) contract to supply gas-turbine and compressor equipment to oil and gas company Petrobras Netherlands, for deployment in two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO P-58 and P-62) units for exploration and production in offshore Brazil.

The units will be deployed in two Petrobras FPSO vessels in the north of the Parque das Baleias Field in Espirito Santo and the Roncador Field in the Campos Basin, which together will support production of 360,000 barrels of oil per day, scheduled to come online in 2013.

Under the award, GE will supply eight 31.1MW PGT25+ gas-turbine generator sets and 12 motocompressor trains (either LP or HP) for the two vessels.

GE will contribute relevant local content participation by supplying the electric generator and the electric motors for the P58 and P62 projects from the Brazilian market, as well as technical advice for onsite installation and startup, and training to support both plants.