WEG will be supplying about 40 MV electric motors with rated output up to 13,400 kW, over 100 LV electric motors and five MV variable speed drives (three of them with 11,723 kW rated output) for the largest oil and gas platform in Brazil.
These products, which are already being produced at the WEG manufacturing site located in Jaraguá do Sul/SC, Brazil, will be supplied through compressor and pump manufacturers from Europe and Asia, and will be driving these machineries at Bacalhau oilfield.
Designed for the Santos Basin pre-salt and with the first oil production scheduled between 2023/2024, the new platform will have a production capacity of 220,000 barrels of oil per day and 15 million m³ per day of natural gas.
In the last decade WEG has consolidated itself as the world's largest supplier of electric motors for oil and gas FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) platforms, mainly due to the high technology used in its products and high operating reliability.
“For projects like this, where final destination is Brazil, our customers can also count on the largest local service structure with highly trained and qualified engineers to provide prompt support in case of any need,” says Elder Stringari, WEG´s International Director.