Power systems giant Rolls-Royce has won new contracts worth up to $650m from deep water driller Petrobras.
Rolls-Royce will supply Petrobras with thirty-two gas turbine power generation packages, including waste-heat recovery units, to support its production activities off the coast of Brazil.
The turbines are to meet the power requirements of eight separate Floating Production Storage and
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Offloading vessels, which are used for the processing of hydrocarbons and storage of oil.
The new gas turbine power generation packages will be delivered in groups of four, with the first units scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2013.
The latest contract award increases the number of Rolls-Royce powered industrial gas turbine units installed in Brazil over the last 10 years to sixty-two.
Francisco Itzaina, Rolls-Royce's regional director for South America, said to fulfil the contracts the firm would have to further develop its local supply chain to provide critical components required for the equipment.
In February Rolls-Royce announced plans for the construction of a new $100 million-plus purpose-built gas turbine assembly and test facility in Santa Cruz.
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