Baker Hughes Awarded Significant Gas Technology Contract to Support Equinor’s BM-C-33 Project in Brazil
- Contract awarded by MODEC will include combined cycle technology to be installed in the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) to reduce the project’s carbon footprint
- This is the second combined cycle awarded to
Baker Hughesfrom MODEC and Equinor, following the award for the Bacalhau FPSO in 2020
The order comprises of turbomachinery equipment – including LM2500 gas turbine generators and steam turbine generator technology – for a combined cycle power generation solution to be installed in the BM-C-33 FPSO to reduce the project’s carbon footprint, as well as process design engineering and balance of plant.
“This order is a testament of our established track record when it comes to technology for FPSO vessels. It also strengthens our relationship with MODEC and is a very important milestone in our collaboration with Equinor and its partners,” said
Combined cycles are an important trend in the offshore oil and gas industry, as they enable the reduction of the overall FPSO carbon emissions. In this project,
For the BM-C-33 project, Equinor and its partners expect the FPSO to be able to achieve a carbon intensity target of less than 6 kg/barrel of oil equivalent (BOE) over the field’s lifetime, while the global industry average is 16 kg CO2 per barrel.
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