ABB has secured a contract to supply the complete electrical system automation for the P-82 floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility owned by Brazilian oil and gas producer Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras).
The contract has been awarded by Sembcorp Marine, which is responsible for the construction of the P-82 FPSO facility, which has a production capacity of 225,000 barrels of oil per day and a processing capacity of 12 million cubic metres of gas per day.
Estimated to cost $3bn, the FPSO facility is planned to be deployed in the Búzios ultra-deepwater oil and gas field in the Santos Basin, around 180km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Under the latest contract, ABB will deliver topside and hullside electrical systems for P-82, which will feature carbon capture and storage technology.
The topside systems will be installed in an ABB eHouse solution, a prefabricated, modular substation intended to reduce risk exposure, costs and on-site work.
ABB Energy Industries president Brandon Spencer said: “We have a proven record in electrical and automation solutions for FPSOs both in Brazil and worldwide.
“This project aligns with our own commitment to reduce the emissions footprint of existing hydrocarbon infrastructures as we balance the needs of the energy transition with rising consumption demands, especially in developing economies.”
In the next four years, Petrobras plans to deploy 18 FPSO vessels offshore Brazil, which are expected to have a combined production capacity of approximately 2.8 million barrels per day.