The development plan features the installation of a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel in offshore Brazil. This FPSO will have oil and gas processing capacities of 225,000 barrels per day and 12MMcm/d, respectively.

SBM Offshore have been awarded for the lease and operation contract in July/2021. The platform will be deployed approximately 180 kilometers offshore Rio de Janeiro and the delivery of the FPSO is expected in the second half of 2024.

WEG was selected to supply the main topsides turbogenerators, around 40 medium voltage motors with rated outputs as large as 12.565kW, medium voltage variable frequency drives (VFDs), more than a 100 low voltage motors as well as low voltage VFDs. The purchase orders came from multiple package vendors located worldwide but mainly in Italy, USA and Brazil.

“Our team is extremely proud and honored to be selected by SBM Offshore and its partners on such high-profile project” says Elder Stringari, International Director of WEG. With the exception of some medium voltage flameproof motors that are made by WEG’s center of excellence located in Portugal, all scope of supply is being delivered from WEG facilities in Brazil with high local content.