Major Compressor Order Secured For Brazilian FPSO Vessel


  • Commissioning by Offshore Frontier Solutions Pte. Ltd.
  • MAN compression systems will assist in maintaining field pressure.
  • MAN Energy Solutions will provide eleven electrically driven centrifugal-compression trains.

Offshore Frontier Solutions Pte. Ltd., a MODEC Group company, has awarded MAN Energy Solutions with the delivery of eleven RB-type compressor trains, marking the largest single order in MAN Energy Solutions Switzerland’s history, reports MAN.

Destination: Raia Project in the Campos Basin

The compressor trains will be installed on an FPSO vessel for the Raia project, situated in the Campos Basin, around 200 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Equinor, Repsol Sinopec Brasil, and Petrobras will jointly operate the FPSO.

Projected Production Capacity

The FPSO is expected to produce up to 126,000 barrels of crude oil per day and export up to 16 million cubic meters of gas per day. The reservoir, located at a depth of approximately 2,900 meters, is estimated to hold over one billion barrels of oil equivalent.

Enhancing Gas Production Efficiency

MAN compression systems will assist in maintaining field pressure, thereby optimizing gas production efficiency. The project aims to commence production in 2028.

Testimony of Collaboration

Basil Zweifel, Head of Sales & Project Management, Up- & Midstream at MAN Energy Solutions, expressed pride in supporting Brazil’s energy industry and highlighted the longstanding successful collaboration with MODEC.

MAN Energy Solutions will provide eleven electrically-driven centrifugal-compression trains, including:

  • Two RB 28-6+3 compressors for overhead units
  • Two RB 45-4+5 compressors for low-pressure units
  • Five RB 28-5 compressors for medium- and high-pressure units
  • Two RB 28-8 compressors for gas injection units

Advanced Features 

The compressor units will feature fixed-speed electrical motors for overhead and gas injection units, while high- and low-pressure units will incorporate variable frequency drives. Special switch control systems will enable operators to choose between fixed speed and VFD operation for medium-pressure units.

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Source: MAN