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Rolls-Royce has secured contracts with a potential value of $651mn from Petrobra ...

Rolls-Royce has secured contracts with a potential value of $651mn from Petrobras to support its production activities offshore Brazil. The power systems company is to supply Petrobras with 32 RB211 gas turbine power generation packages, including waste-heat recovery units, to meet the power generation requirements of eight separate floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels. The FPSOs will operate in the petroleum rich Lula (formerly Tupi) and Guará oil fields, located in the pre-salt area of the Santos Basin off the coast of Brazil. The new gas turbine power generation packages will be delivered in groups of four, with the first units scheduled for delivery in 1Q2013. Four gas turbine generating sets will be installed on each of the eight FPSO’s. To ensure that the FPSO vessels operate at peak performance levels, Rolls-Royce will also provide Petrobras with long-term services, technical support and training. In February 2011, Rolls-Royce announced plans for the construction of a new $100mn purpose-built gas turbine assembly and test facility in Santa Cruz, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which is expected to become operational in 1Q2013.

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