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MHI’s subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor (MCO) has won an order for six compressor packages from Modec Offshore Production System (Singapore), to be installed on a floating production, storage & offloading system (FPSO).

The FPSO unit will operated by Tuip, a subsidiary of Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) in BM-S-11 region off Brazil coast who will use the compressor packages as the core unit of equipment to export natural gas extracted from oil fields.

Under the order, MCO will also be responsible for the design, procurement, manufacture and yard test of the compressor packages.

Scheduled for delivery during the third quarter of 2014, the FPSO with compressor package on board will be installed in the Cernambi South area, 300 km south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The vessel will have a capacity to produce 150,000 barrels (24,000m3) of crude oil and 280 million standard cubic feet (8,000,000m3) of gas per day.

Last year, MCO delivered compressors for a FPSO,which Petrobras is deploying for use at the Sapinhoá field.

This is the eighth vessel operated in Brazil by MODEC, which is currently operating the FPSO Fluminense, the FPSO Cidade do Rio de Janeiro MV14, the FSO Cidade de Macae MV15, the FPSO Cidade de Niteroi MV18, the FPSO Cidade de Santos MV20 and the FPSO Cidade de Angra dos Reis MV22.

In addition, FPSO Cidade de Sao Paulo MV23 is currently being built and scheduled to be installed in the fourth quarter of this year.

Image: MHI’s compressor packages will be installed on a FPSO, which Tupi plans to operate in the area of BM-S-11 at Brazil’s coast. Photo: MHI