Brazilian oil and gas company Enauta contracted Malaysia's Yinson Production for a new FPSO for its Atlanta field situated off the coast of Brazil. The FPSO, designed to operate in ultra-deepwater depths of 1,500m, is currently being adapted from an existing vessel, FPSO OSX-2, through a turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, and installation contract. The work is taking place at Dubai Drydocks World and involves structural upgrades, equipment refurbishment, and enhancements. Operations are anticipated to commence in 2024, with FPSO Atlanta ramping up to a production capacity of 50,000 barrels per day.
Yinson Production awarded Amarinth the design and manufacturing order for two API 610 OH2 pumps equipped with Plan 53B Seal Support Systems. This decision was underpinned by Amarinth's track record in delivering on schedule for previous FPSO builds. An aggressive 36-week delivery timeline was set for the pumps to align with the FPSO build schedule.
The large crude oil transfer duplex pumps feature 570mm diameter impellers, incorporating variable frequency drives to optimise energy efficiency. All electrical components are IECEx certified for safe operation in ATEX Zone 1. The pumps underwent rigorous inspection and certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), aligning with the FPSO's ABS Class designation before being delivered on time to Yinson Production.