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Sulzer provides 42 pumps for FPSO vessels in Brazil

The order, which includes pump packages for seawater lift, water injection and auxiliary services, was awarded by Keppel FELS Brasil S/A through its affiliate Lindel Private Ltd. Keppel FELS Brasil won the contracts for the fabrication and integration of the two FPSO vessels P-66 and P-69 from Petrobras-led consortium Tupi BV.

With this order, Sulzer Pumps will be supplying to eight FPSOs currently under construction for Petrobras, and will have more than 1300 pumps in service for Petrobras in offshore Brazil.

The water injection pump packages contain API 610 BB5 pump models driven by 5.5 MW electric motors while the seawater lift pump packages have vertical pumps driven by 960kW submersible electric motors. Other pumps are used for a range of auxiliary services such as cooling water circulation, hot water circulation and water injection pump boosting.

The pump packages are scheduled for delivery in 2014 and will be built at Sulzer Pumps’ facility in Jundiaí, São Paulo.