TMC Compressors for Bacalhau FPSO

FPSO Bacalhau (Illustration: MODEC)
FPSO Bacalhau (Illustration: MODEC)

3 February 2021 –TMC Compressors has been contracted to supply the marine compressed air system to the Bacalhau FPSO that is being built for Equinor.

TMC will supply the FPSO’s complete compressed air system consisting of several large offshore screw compressors, air dryers and filter systems.

“This is a major FPSO and consequently this is one of our biggest stand-alone deliveries to an offshore project and the biggest ever to an FPSO,” says Hans Petter Tanum, TMC’s director of sales and business development.

TMC has not disclosed the value of the contract.

Japanese supplier and operator of offshore floating platforms MODEC is providing the FPSO to Equinor. The FPSO will be deployed at the Bacalhau field, which is located in in 2,050 metres deep waters, approximately 185 kilometres off the coast of Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil.

The FPSO will be designed to produce and process up to 220,000 barrels of crude oil and up to 15 million cubic meters of gas per day. The minimum storage capacity will be two million barrels of crude oil.

TMC is a global supplier of compressed air systems for marine and offshore use. The company is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.