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March 22, 2021

MISC awards Siemens Energy contract for eight topsides modules

Malaysia’s MISC Berhad has awarded a contract to Siemens Energy to supply eight topsides modules for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that will be deployed offshore South America.

By Umesh Ellichipuram

Malaysia’s MISC Berhad has awarded a contract to Siemens Energy to supply eight topsides modules for a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel that will be deployed offshore South America.

Under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract, Siemens will be responsible for the supply of all eight topsides modules and several key components for the FPSO.

These components include two electric low-pressure centrifugal compressors, four Siemens Energy SGT-A35-GT30 gas turbines for power generation, two electric CO₂ compressors, three main injection compressors driven by Siemens Energy SGT-A35-GT62X gas turbines, and an E-house.

Additionally, Siemens will supply electrical control and management system for the FPSO.

The ECMS will offer monitoring and supervision for the power generation and distribution network for load management of the FPSO facility.

The topside modules will be designed to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly power generation, transmission, and distribution, as well as gas processing and compression on board an FPSO.

To be commissioned in 2024, the FPSO will have a processing capacity of 180,000 barrels of oil and 12 million cubic metres of gas per day. It will operate in an oil field located offshore South America.

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.”

The firm plans to undertake main engineering and execution activities related to the FPSO topsides through Singapore while its design and manufacturing will be carried out across Asia.

Siemens Energy’s Santa Barbara d’Oeste facility in Brazil will perform packaging for all the rotating equipment packages included in the contract.

Last year, MISC Berhad signed a letter of intent (LoI) from Petrobras for the provision of the Mero 3 FPSO located offshore Rio de Janeiro in the Libra block, Santos Basin, Brazil.

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