MODEC Awards Veolia a Contract for a Seawater Treatment Package for FPSO unit

Feb. 14, 2020
Veolia Water Technologies will supply a seawater treatment package for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit off the Brazilian coast.

Veolia Water Technologies, through its subsidiary VWS Westgarth Ltd, has been awarded a contract by MODEC for the supply of a seawater treatment package for  the FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32, to be deployed at the Buzios field offshore Brazil.

The award is for the design and procurement of equipment with construction for a seawater treatment plant sized for 280,200 bpd (44,450 m3 per day) of low sulphate water for the Almirante Barroso Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit, which will operate in the Buzios Field, offshore 180 km from the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

The seawater system, provided as a single process module, comprising Coarse Strainers, UltraMEV ultrafiltration pretreatment, Sulphate Removal Feed Pumps, Sulphate Removal Membrane Trains, Membrane CIP system, Vacuum Deaerator Package, Water Injection Booster Pumps, Plant Control System, Piping, Valves and Instrumentation.

This is the sixth contract awarded from MODEC to Veolia and can be attributed to the successes of previous projects executed for the company. Almirante Barroso FPSO will be the fifth FPSO in the Buzios field. The FPSO will be spread moored in a water depth of 1,900 meters and will be able to store around 1.4 million barrels of crude oil.

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