Baker Hughes wins gas technology contract to support Equinor project in Brazil

Nasdaq-listed Baker Hughes energy technology firm has been awarded a significant order, to be booked in the second quarter of 2023, by Modec to supply gas technology equipment for the BM-C-33 project in the Brazilian pre-salt Campos area.

More specifically, the order comprises turbomachinery equipment including LM2500 gas turbine generators and steam turbine generator technology.

The project is developed by Equinor with partners Repsol Sinopec Brasil and Petrobras, as the company reveals.

Ganesh Ramaswamy, EVP of Industrial & Energy Technology at Baker Hughes, said “We are honored that our proven solutions will contribute to reduce the project’s carbon footprint, aligning with Baker Hughes’ mission to take energy forward, making it more sustainable and safer.”

In this project, Baker Hughes expects a more than 20% carbon emissions reduction versus similar open cycle FPSOs with the same power demand. This is the second combined cycle power generation FPSO project developed by Baker Hughes for MODEC and Equinor in Brazilian deep waters, following the award for the Bacalhau FPSO in 2020.

For the BM-C-33 project, Equinor and its partners expect the FPSO to be able to achieve a carbon intensity target of less than 6 kg/barrel of oil equivalent (BOE) over the field’s lifetime, while the global industry average is 16 kg CO2 per barrel.