Apr 12, 2023 | offshore marine news

Wärtsilä has been selected to operate the power modules onboard a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel in Brazil, on behalf of the owner 3R Petroleum.

The vessel operates in the Papa Terra oilfield in Brazilian waters. Wärtsilä has signed a five-year Optimised Maintenance Agreement with 3R Petroleum to ensure the reliability and performance of the installation.

3R Petroleum has purchased the oilfield from Petrobras, with whom Wärtsilä had an earlier agreement. The FPSO vessel has three power modules, each with two Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines. Under the new contract, Wärtsilä will continue to have an onboard crew operating the modules on a 24/7 basis. For the Optimised Maintenance Agreement, Wärtsilä will monitor the engine performance remotely enabled by the cyber secure connectivity solution. With the Dynamic Maintenance Planning the time between overhauls can be optimised which provides flexibility for scheduling maintenance.

3R Petroleum Facilities Manager Humberto Romanus said: “We are pleased to have Wärtsilä as a skilled and experienced partner in operating and maintaining this FPSO. We feel that they are clearly the most qualified company for this project, and we look forward to working with them.”

Carlos Mikus, Lifecycle Sales Manager Wärtsilä said: “We have been involved with this vessel since the beginning when it was owned by the Petrobras group. We are very happy to continue this cooperation with the new owners.”

Wärtsilä Optimised Maintenance Agreements are intended to provide long-term cost predictability and asset availability. Data-driven maintenance is used at every stage, from planning to execution. Support is delivered by Wärtsilä’s Expertise Centres to optimise maintenance intervals and prevent unscheduled downtime, thus allowing customers to focus on their core business.

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