3 May 2013

WEG Outfits Petrobras P-57 FPSO


Petrobras, Brazil’s largest Oil and Gas producer contracted Single Buoy Moorings (SBM) to design and build the P-57 Floating Production, Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO). SBM chose WEG to supply critical electrical equipment for the project including Medium Voltage Panels, Low Voltage Panels, Motor Control Centers (MCCs), Medium and Low Voltage Dry Transformers, Electric Motors and Variable Frequency Drives. WEG Electric Motors are being used on P-57 for oil, water and fire fighting pumps and some general purpose pumps. All products for this project meet the strict requirements for ABS certification and most of the equipment also has certification for use in hazardous locations. WEG has a long history of supplying products designed to meet the tough demands of Oil and Gas applications. In Canada, WEG products are currently in use in drilling, oil sands and offshore applications. WEG products are built to exacting standards for quality. WEG also produces electric motors for Top Drive, Mud Pump and Drawworks applications. WEG Automation products are also used in E-Houses for oil drilling operations. Products for P-57 were supplied through WEG branches in Europe and several OEMs making use of WEG’s vast worldwide network of branches and partners. WEG’s experience in doing business internationally helped them meet the aggressive construction schedule. P-57 is now operating at Parque das Baleias in Brazil extracting 180 thousand barrels of oil and 2 million cubic meters of gas per day.