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MV31 Consortium Brazil

  • Client
    MV31 Consortium Brazil, part of Dutch Group MODEC
  • Project
    Guanabara FPSO
  • Orseal involvement
    Supply of valves/valve packages

Floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Guanabara is deployed in the Mero field located in the giant pre-salt region of the Santos Basin off the coast of Brazil. The Mero field is operated by Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobas). MODEC, via the MV31 Consortium, was responsible for the Guanabara’s engineering, procurement, construction and mobilization.

FPSO Guanabara is capable of processing 180,000 barrels of crude oil per day and 424 million standard cubic fee of gas. It has an oil storage capacity of 1,400,000 barrels.

In the face of fierce global competition, Orseal secured the valve package contract for the FPSO – a testament to the company’s track record of handling large, complex projects.

Actuated ball valve c/w controls

Valves supplied

We supplied valves ranging from ½” to 8”, both manual and actuated, together with Super Duplex valves with class ratings from 150 to 600.

The package included ball, butterfly, globe and swing check valves, all complete with complete with 100% NDE/NDT . Ball and butterfly valves were fitted with spring return actuators and full controls.

All actuators were carefully mounted on the valves and subject to full functional testing as required by the client, whose personnel carried out all inspections with Orseal experts on hand to answer any questions. All documentation was then checked and reviewed for compliance.

Manual valves