Heatric has been awarded a $100 million contract for over 200 innovative high-performance compact printed circuit heat exchangers (PCHEs). These PCHEs will be for gas processing applications on Petrobras’ floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels in the Lula and Guará Pre-Salt fields in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.
This builds on the success of previous PCHE solutions delivered to Petrobras for the Lula and Guará Pilot projects. Heatric's diffusion-bonded heat exchanger technology has been selected for its superior performance and compactness, which enables higher production capacity from the FPSO’s topside space envelope and also because of its high integrity, which delivers superior safety.
The PCHEs will feature in gas compression, gas injection and CO2 separation modules¯26 heat exchangers for each of the eight Pre-Salt FPSOs.
The contract, Meggitt’s largest so far in this market segment, is with Tupi BV and Guara BV. Starting in 2012 for completion in 2017, the majority of heat exchangers will be assembled in Brazil in line with Heatric’s commitment to provide local manufacturing content for its customers where possible.