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June 9, 2021

Siemens to provide electrical equipment for Bacalhau field offshore Brazil

Siemens will provide pressure and temperature sensors, and electrical distribution equipment for the Bacalhau field.

By Archana Rani

OneSubsea has awarded a contract to Siemens Energy to turnkey package for the ultra-deepwater Bacalhau field located in Santos Basin, Brazil.

Under the contract, Siemens will provide pressure and temperature sensors for the subsea production system for the Equinor-operated field.

By provide monitoring data for the seabed production system, the sensors help operators to make informed decisions and ensure safe and efficient production.

The contract also includes electrical distribution equipment comprising flying leads, umbilical terminations, connectors for subsea modules, and multi-leg harness assemblies.

Additionally, Siemens Energy will deliver variable frequency drive (VFD) for the floating, production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel at the field.

Siemens Energy industrial applications solutions senior vice-president Jennifer Hooper said: “Providing electrical distribution equipment and instrumentation as part of the complete turnkey package will reduce the number of required suppliers for the subsea production system.

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“This will significantly lower interface risks and overall project complexity for OneSubsea.”

The company plans to undertake manufacturing work at its Siemens Energy Boemlo factory in Norway and the subsea connector factory in Ulverston, UK.

Siemens Energy said that equipment installation and commissioning will be carried out in 2022 and 2024.

OneSubsea forms part of Subsea Integration Alliance, which also includes Subsea7.

The alliance was recently awarded subsea, umbilical, risers and flowlines (SURF) contract by Equinor for the field development project.

With a stake of 40%, Equinor is the operator of the Bacalhau field. Other field partners include ExxonMobil, Petrogal Brasil and Pré-sal Petróleo.

The field development will include 19 subsea wells tied back to an FPSO, which will have a production capacity of 220,000 barrels per day and two million barrels in storage capacity.

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