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Siemens to deliver eight topside modules for MISC Berhad FPSO

Energy technology company Siemens Energy has been awarded a topside EPC contract by MISC Berhad for eight complete topside modules for an FPSO bound for South America.

In a statement on Friday, Siemens said the topsides will provide power generation, transmission, and distribution, as well as gas processing and compression aboard the FPSO.

MISC Berhad is building the FPSO to expand its fleet of 14 floating production systems. The FPSO is expected to have a processing capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil and 12 million cubic meters of gas per day.

The vessel will operate offshore South America, starting in 2024.

Siemens said that the topside modules will be designed and manufactured across Asia, with main engineering and execution activities done through Singapore.

Packaging for all the rotating equipment packages will occur at Siemens Energy’s Santa Barbara d’Oeste facility in Brazil. The facility is also fully equipped to provide support and service to the FPSO’s modules once it is deployed.

Siemens Energy’s scope of supply includes the EPC work for all eight modules and several key components: two electric, low-pressure centrifugal compressors; two electric, CO2 compressors; three main injection compressors driven by Siemens Energy SGT-A35-GT62X gas turbines; four Siemens Energy SGT-A35-GT30 gas turbines for power generation; an E-house; plus all electricals, including an electrical control and management system (ECMS).

The ECMS is being designed to provide monitoring and supervision for the power generation and distribution network for load management of the FPSO facility, including topside and marine.

Arja Talakar, Senior Vice President, Industrial Applications Products for Siemens Energy, said: “Our mission is to help our partners in their energy transition by providing the equipment, infrastructure, and support to create thoughtful and sustainable change without compromising their ability to meet the world’s growing energy needs”.

Earlier this year, Siemens said it would retrofit Odfjell Drilling’s newest deepwater rigs with its BlueDrive DC-Grid system in a push towards zero-emission drilling.

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