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MAN Energy Solutions pioneers compressor developments and has perfected its design to provide maximum production uptime. The machinery is renowned for their robustness and undisputed quality, as customers specify it, for their process. We make sure that your investment creates a return. All our compressor lines are tailored to the specific customer process. A modular design approach assures communality in components and thus increases overall reliability. Operators benefit from interchangeability of parts, thus less spare parts on stock, to name one of the many advantages.
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The MAN Energy Solutions compressor range

Hermetically sealed compressors

The hermetically sealed design offers many advantages

  • Reduced number of potential leak paths
  • No dry gas seals and thus less complexity paying off with availability
  • Featured with active magnetic bearings, no lube oil management, no spillage, less hazards
  • Extrem compact design destined for cramped environments
  • Can be installed under water, arctic or in dessert conditions
  • Variable high speed motor drive

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Barrel compressors

Compressors with vertical split line are the first choice in oil & gas. Proven and extraordinary robust design lead to record high reliability. The design principle can be applied for low to very large volume flows, and highest process gas pressures. The design is ready for electric motor, steam turbine or gas turbine driver.

  • In case of process changes, very short downtime for replacing the bundle
  • Optimized design to perform routine maintenance interventions
  • Adaptability to process changes (modification of aerodynamic gas path)

Process gas screw compressor: Oil-free

This design is very economic in compressing smaller gas volume flows, and is not sensitive to process gas molecular weight changes. It can be applied for all type of gases not limited to hazardous, explosive, corrosive and flammable gases.

  • Suitable for polymerizing, contaminated (dust and droplets) or thermally unstable gases
  • High pressure ratio, excellent partial-load behavior, no risk of surge
  • Excellent 24-hour global aftersales support via PrimeServ
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Our service engineers provide preventive maintenance, assist your troubleshooting, and get your facilities up and running in no time – wherever and whenever you need them.

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  • Fast, reliable and expert customer support
  • Bespoke service agreements
  • Global service – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

MAN Compressor Technology for largest FPSO Vessel offshore Brazil

MAN Energy Solutions receives order for seven compressor trains for new FPSO off Brazilian coast

MODEC, the leading supplier and operator of offshore systems for the global oil and gas industry, has commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to supply a total of five radial compressor and two screw compressor trains for the first Brazilian offshore gas extraction project of end customer Equinor.

The compressor trains will be installed aboard the largest FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessel to ever be delivered to Brazil. The vessel will be deployed in the Bacalhau field, about 185 kilometers off the Brazilian coast – south of São Paulo – at a water depth of around 2,050 meters.

The FPSO plant will be designed to produce and process up to 220,000 barrels of crude oil and up to 15 million cubic meters of gas per day. The minimum storage capacity will be two million barrels of crude oil.

"We are proud to support the further development of Brazil’s energy industry with this important, large-scale project," commented Jeff Knox, Project Manager at MODEC. "With MAN Energy Solutions, we have won a reliable partner for the compressor technology who can supply the required system components from one source."

"We can look back on a long history of success with numerous joint projects for FPSO applications and are looking forward to continuing the good cooperation with MODEC", added Christopher Bowles, Head of Sales – Oil & Gas Upstream – at MAN Energy Solutions. "There are strict goals for reducing CO2 that have to be met for this project. Our comprehensive, technical expertise and the unrivaled reliability of our compressor systems play a vital role in achieving this target."

The compressor systems will help maintain the pressure in the Bacalhau field, thereby maximizing the production flow-rate and efficiency. The type RB compressors (2 × RB 45-4+5 and 3 × RB 28-6), which are driven by an electric, fixed-speed motor, will be utilized for gas-processing, full gas re-injection and gas-lifting applications.

The two SKUEL 510 screw compressors will be used as vapor-recovery units. These pressurize any flash-gas created and return it to the process instead of burning it off into the atmosphere. Not only does this increase the efficiency of gas processing, it also significantly reduces CO2 emissions.

While the radial compressors will be designed, manufactured and tested in Zurich (Switzerland), the screw compressors will be produced at the MAN site in Oberhausen (Germany). Delivery of all compressor trains is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.


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