Close-up of the bow of Polvo. Photo: BW Offshore.
Close-up of the bow of Polvo. Photo: BW Offshore.

BW Offshore has selected PG Flow Solutions to supply water booster pumps for its life extension project for the Polvo floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit offshore Brazil.

PG Flow Solutions’ scope of work covers the engineering, procurement, assembly of pump skid and commissioning of two produced water booster pumps in super duplex materials, with 150kW electrical motors, variable frequency drives and pressurised seal system.

BW Offshore is currently operating the FPSO Polvo on the Polvo field, for PetroRio, approximately 100 km offshore Rio de Janeiro. FPSO Polvo is capable of handling a daily oil production of 90 000 barrels of oil per day, with a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels.

PG Flow Solutions will manage the project out of its facility in Sande, Vestfold, Norway.

“After a couple of challenging years for the Brazilian offshore industry, we are slowly seeing small signs of recovery,” said Steve Paulsen, CEO of PG Flow Solutions.

“It is great to support BW Offshore for its Polvo lifetime extension project, and we hope to cooperate with them again in the future. The Brazilian market will require numerous new FPSOs in the coming decade, and we believe our track record for this segment makes us an interesting supplier and cooperation partner for such projects.”

Headquartered in Hvalstad, Asker, Norway, PG Flow Solutions has its main manufacturing sites in Sande, and in Worcester, UK. The company also has a fabrication site in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and a service set-up in Ningbo, China.