STT delivers Avantair technology to Almirante Barroso M
14 July 2020
The offshore oil and gas industry uses FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) to produce and process hydrocarbons, and to store oil. Today, there are about 180 FPSOs around the world’s oceans. Sterling Thermal Technology (STT) is a recognised technology provider with more than 100 Avantair supplied to FPSOs, about 40% of these for the Brazilian region. The Avantair technology is based on advanced air to air coolers using the heat pipe technology, which offers excellent value with superior heat transfer performance and space-saving design, precisely what our customers need.
The FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32 will be the 5th FPSO deployed at the Búzios field, a sizeable ultra-deep-water oil field located about 140 miles (230 km) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Owned and operated by Modec for Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), it is expected to start operations in 2022.
Sterling Thermal Technology has a successful history with MODEC. In this instance, the generators are manufactured and delivered by WEG, a provider of electrical machinery with more than 30.000 employees with operations in 100 countries.