Oslo, Norway, August 29. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has secured multiple orders to supply its Maritime Protection Inert Gas Generator (IGG) systems for installation on vessels working offshore Brazil.
The company will deliver a total of eight dual-fuel Maritime Protection systems via contracting partner EEP to Brazil’s national oil company Petrobras for
installation onboard a quartet of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) being converted to Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.
The conversion of the VLCC hulls is scheduled take place in the Estaleiro Inhauma dry-dock where the IGG equipment, capable of operation both on marine
diesel oil/gas oil and natural gas, will be installed. Once completed, the FPSOs will operate in the deepwater ‘pre-salt’ Santos Basin fields, 200km south of
Rio de Janeiro.
This order is in addition to two similar systems delivered last year, and makes Brazil an increasingly important market for WTS, which will deliver the eight
dual-fuel units between December 2013 and September 2014.
Maritime Protection Managing Director, Steinar Andersen said: “We are delighted to be working with EEP/Petrobras on this order, which confirm Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions among the leaders in the supply of
inert gas generator systems to the offshore sector.. For Petrobras, the equipment is designed to last for the lifetime of these vessels and makes
extensive use of stainless steel to ensure durability.”
Acquired by Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions in April 2013, Maritime Protection has over 40 years’ experience supplying inert gas systems to the maritime
and offshore industries, with applications including oil tankers, LNG/LPG carriers, product tankers and rigs.
About Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group company. We are a global provider of cost efficient, fully
engineered solutions, equipment and services for newbuildings and retrofits in the maritime and offshore industries. Our expertise includes fire suppression and
prevention, water treatment, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R), power optimisation, power distribution and control systems.
Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions designs, produces, installs, commissions and maintains its solutions for the lifetime of customers’ vessels, rigs and platforms.
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