Petrobras awards Rolls-Royce gas-turbine power contracts

Power systems provider Rolls-Royce has been awarded new contracts with a potential value of $650m (£417.7m) by Petrobras to support its production activities offshore Brazil.

Rolls-Royce will supply Petrobras with 32 RB211 gas-turbine power-generation packages, including waste-heat recovery units, to meet the power generation requirements of eight separate Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.

The gas turbine power generation packages will be delivered in groups of four, with the first units scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2013.

Four gas turbine generating sets will be installed on each of the eight FPSOs.