Rolls-Royce today announced a new order from the Brazilian state oil company, Petrobras, for an additional four gas turbine power generation packages valued at $73 million for use on a new offshore platform.
This brings the number of Rolls-Royce gas turbine generator sets for Petrobras offshore projects to 27 since 2001, with a total value of more than $300 million.
The new order is for RB211-powered generating set packages for the $1.2 billion P-56 semi-submersible platform, which is part of the development of the Marlim Sul field, located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in the Campos Basin, Brazil’s most abundant oil production area.
Tom Curley, President of the Rolls-Royce energy business said. “We are once again pleased to be chosen by Petrobras for these latest offshore units. We are proud of the relationship that has continued to strengthen between Petrobras and Rolls-Royce over the past several years, and we look forward to continuing to play an integral role in Brazil’s oil and gas production activities.”
Four RB211 dual-fuel generating sets will be installed in two modules, and will provide complete electrical power for the P-56 platform. Once situated, the platform will be located 124 km off the coast, and will eventually be connected to 22 different wellheads at a depth of 1,700 meters.
Eleven of the wellheads will be oil and gas producers, with the remaining 11 used to inject water to increase the production flow.
The gas turbine generating sets will be packaged by Rolls-Royce at its plant in Mount Vernon, Ohio with the RB211 gas turbine engines being manufactured at the Rolls-Royce facility in Montreal, Canada.