Photo: Tanker set for conversion into FPSO Anna Nery by Yinson; Source: ABB

ABB to provide equipment for Yinson’s Anna Nery FPSO

ABB has signed an agreement with Yinson for electrical, control and telecommunication equipment and services onboard the Anna Nery floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, bound for the Marlim 2 oil field in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil.

Yinson secured the contract to convert a 2002-built crude oil tanker and will be the operator and conduct maintenance of the FPSO. The vessel is planned to operate on the field for 25 years.

ABB said that it would be responsible for the integration engineering on the project, integrating all the production modules onboard the vessel into a combined integrated safety and control system (ICSS).

Yinson’s CEO for offshore production, Flemming Grønnegaard, stated: “We are committed to delivering this FPSO in a lean, efficient, timely manner, and we believe that ABB’s technology solutions and experience on numerous other projects of this nature will enable us to achieve this.

Marlim 2 is an important project for Yinson, and given ABB’s global experience and expertise, we have confidence in ABB as partners for FPSO Anna Nery”.

According to ABB, this is just one of several offshore projects where ABB will utilize its system – named Select IO.

Select IO is an ethernet based, single-channel input-output system, where field signals are digitally marshalled in smart junction boxes. Utilizing ABB’s xStream engineering approach alongside digital marshalling, Select IO could be able to reduce project time by allowing the project team to decouple the hardware and software tasks and fully standardize the cabinet design.

Cabinets can then be installed and terminated at a much earlier phase during construction. ABB will perform all software engineering in a cloud-based system bringing the hardware and software application together at a later stage utilizing Select IO digital marshalling.

ABB believes that this kind of integration will improve the interface for topside production, safety systems, marine systems, telecom packages, surveillance equipment, and electrical systems.

Brandon Spencer, managing director of ABB Energy Industries, said: “We have a strong heritage in delivering Electrical, Control and Telecommunication packages for FPSOs both in Brazil and worldwide from our global lead centres in Singapore and Norway.

In deploying [our system] on this FPSO, we can help Yinson streamline project execution and their operations. This will enhance overall equipment effectiveness, in turn providing key data insights that will help make real-time decisions on performance”.