Aker Solutions and Petrobras have signed a USD 41 million contract to supply sulphate removal units for two FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) platforms which will operate offshore Brazil.

The scope of work comprises the supply of two sulphate removal systems (SRUs) with associated equipments. The SRU systems will be installed on the topsides of the P-58 and P-62 FPSOs. The sulphate removal technology provided by Aker Solutions delivers treated and de-sulphated seawater for injection into the hydrocarbon reservoir to maintain the pressure and control scaling and souring effects in the reservoir.

The contract will be executed by Aker Solutions´ team based in Rio de Janeiro who will further develop the conceptual design and oversee the project all the way through delivery. The FPSO P-58 shall produce 180,000bpd and will operate in the North part of Parque das Baleias field. P-62 has equal capacity and will operate in module 4 of the Roncador field, both located in the Campos' Basin offshore Brazil. First oil is scheduled for 2014.