Modec, a Japanese firm which supplies offshore floating platforms, has awarded a contract to Man Energy Solutions for six centrifugal compressor trains.

The compressor trains will be used in gas production on a new floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which will be deployed in the offshore Area 1 block, Mexico. The Area 1 block is owned and operated by Eni Mexico, with Qatar Petroleum as a partner.

The scope of the order includes the supply of three medium-pressure/high pressure (MP/HP), two low pressure (LP) and one fuel gas compressor train with one single stage centrifugal compressor driven by a fixed speed electric motor. All the systems will be designed, developed and tested at MAN Energy Solutions’ facility in Zurich, Switzerland.

The systems are expected to be delivered for installation in the FPSO in February 2020. Once operational, the systems will help in maintaining the pressure of Area 1 field to optimise gas production.

The FPSO is designed to process a total of 90,000 barrels of crude oil and 75 million cubic feet of gas per day. The first production is slated to begin in 2021.

Man Energy Solutions Sales Oil & Gas vice-president Basil Zweifel said: “We are honoured that Modec has demonstrated its confidence in our compressor technology systems. Once again, our company is delivering efficient high-end compression technology to a respected customer.

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“Our company is delivering efficient high-end compression technology to a respected customer.”

“This major project gives MAN Energy Solutions the opportunity to support the advancement of the energy industry in Mexico.”

Man Energy Solutions Upstream Oil & Gas sales head Christopher Bowles said: “Today, the oil and gas industry is asking for the most efficient solutions at the best value to tackle the cost constraints as well as for short delivery times to start the production as soon as possible.

“Man Energy Solutions has the right system solutions and technology know-how to fully support these goals.”