MAN Nets Offshore Compression Order

By DJ Slater23 June 2020

MAN Energy Solutions received a gas compression order from Yinson for several compressor trains for an offshore gas production application.

The order consists of four RB-type centrifugal compressor trains for gas production and export, as well as two screw compressor trains to be used as vapor-recovery units. The equipment will be used on the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) Anna Nery, which Yinson will build and operator. The FPSO will be in the Marlim and Voador field of the Campos basin, 93 miles (150 km) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

MAN Energy Solutions’ full scope of supply covers four RB-type compressor trains (2 × RB 56-4+4 and 2 × RB 28-7) with hydraulic, variable-speed gearboxes driven by an electric motor, which will be designed, manufactured and tested at MAN’s facility in Zurich, Switzerland. The machines will be used for gas export as well as gas lift to maximise the quantity and efficiency of gas production. The Anna Nery will eventually have a production capacity of up to 70,000 barrels of oil and 6600 Nm3 of natural gas per day.

The double-screw compressor trains – type CP200/CP128/B85 – driven by fixed-speed electric motors, will be used as vapor-recovery units. Instead of flaring flash gas, the screw compressors will pressurise it and feed it back into the process, which will increase gas production efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Design, manufacturing and testing of the screw compressors will take place in Oberhausen, Germany. Installation and commissioning of all compressor trains are scheduled for the second quarter of 2021.

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