ABB to power FPSO offshore Angola

FPSO-bumiThe total value of Bumi Armada Berhad’s contract to supply, operate, and maintain the FPSO is US$2.9bn. (Image source: Bumi Armada Berhad)Bumi Armada Berhad has commissioned ABB to supply electrification and automation systems for an FPSO on an Eni-operated oilfield development project offshore Angola

This is the fourth collaboration between ABB and Bumi Armada Berhad.

ABB will deliver e-house solutions, containing medium voltage and low voltage switchgear and equipment for integrated electrical distribution, control, safety and power management, including the 800xA distributed control system.

The systems will distribute and manage power for injecting 120,000 bpd of water into the reservoir and compressing up to 3,398mn cu/m per day of natural gas.

The FPSO is undergoing conversion to a 1.8mn barrel storage capacity FPSO Armada Olombendo, which will be chartered by Eni.

The vessel will be operating in Cabaça North and Cabaça Southeast fields, with estimated reserves of 230mn barrels. The location is 350 km northeast of Luanda, and will be producing up to 80,000 bpd by the end of 2016, the company has announced. It will control the entire extraction process, storing and production for offloading to shuttle tankers.

Eni is the concessionaire of the Cabaça fields, which were discovered in 2009.

The total value of Bumi Armada Berhad’s contract to supply, operate and maintain the FPSO is about US$2.9bn.

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