Germany-based Siemens Energy has secured an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contract from Malaysia-based MISC Berhad to deliver eight comprehensive topside modules for a floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel.

Commencing in 2024, the FPSO vessel will serve in an offshore oil field in South America.

Apart from the eight modules, the company will provide various key gears such as three main injection compressors powered by Siemens Energy SGT-A35-GT62X gas turbines, two electric centrifugal compressors and two electric CO₂ compressors.

The scope of the contract also covers four Siemens Energy SGT-A35-GT30 gas turbines and an E-house, as well as all electricals comprising an electrical control and management system (ECMS).

Siemens Energy industrial applications executive vice-president Thorbjoern Fors said: “The order demonstrates our strengths and capabilities to transform FPSO operations to be more sustainable while fulfilling production requirements.”

The core engineering and execution activities in connection with the topside modules will take place in Singapore while the designing and production will be carried out across Asia.

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Furthermore, Siemens Energy’s Santa Barbara d’Oeste facility in Brazil will be responsible for the packing of all the rotating equipment packages.

The company stated that this facility has all the needed equipment for offering support and service to the FPSO’s modules after the installation.

For the load management of the FPSO facility, an ECMS will be developed for carrying out monitoring and regulation activities for the generation of power and distribution network.

The ECMS will allow the operator to oversee FPSO power, produce reports, and aim for future sustainability.

Siemens Energy industrial applications products senior vice-president Arja Talakar 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.”

MISC Berhad is working on the FPSO to increase its fleet of 14 floating production systems.

The newbuild will have a processing capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil, along with 12 million cubic metres of gas in a day.

Recently, Siemens Smart Infrastructure was commissioned by Germany’s Port of Kiel for the deployment of a Cloud-based power monitoring solution for its shore power system.