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Veolia wins MODEC seawater treatment package contract for use in Buzios field offshore Brazil

Veolia Water Technologies, through its subsidiary VWS Westgarth Ltd, has been awarded a contract by MODEC for the supply of a seawater treatment package for the FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32, to be deployed at the Buzios field offshore Brazil.

The award is for the design and procurement of equipment with construction for a seawater treatment plant sized for 280,200 BPD (44,450 m3 /day) of low sulphate water for the Almirante Barroso Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit. The unit  will operate in the Buzios Field, offshore 180 km from the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

The seawater system has been provided as a single process module, comprising:

  • coarse strainers
  • UltraMEV
  • ultrafiltration pretreatment
  •  sulphate removal feed pumps
  • sulphate removal membrane trains
  • membrane CIP system
  • vacuum deaerator package
  • water injection booster pumps
  • plant control system
  • piping and valves
  • instrumentation

This is the sixth contract awarded from MODEC to Veolia and builds on previous projects executed for the company. Almirante Barroso FPSO will be the fifth FPSO in the Buzios field. The FPSO will be spread moored in a water depth of 1,900 meters and will be able to store around 1.4 million barrels of crude oil.

Geoff Elliott, Project Manager, VWS Westgarth Ltd commented:

“We thank Modec for again showing their confidence in Veolia by making this award and we look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship established through past projects delivery of our specialist technology to Modec’s requirements.”

VWS Westgarth is the world leader in sulphate removal systems and has an unequalled reference list in upstream seawater treatment applications. Many years of designing and building water treatment and desalination plants means VWS Westgarth has a thorough understanding of water treatment processes. As part of Veolia, the company is able to utilise the specialist R&D and process abilities of the world’s leading water treatment company.

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