Petrobras renews comprehensive service agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo
MAN will continue to service 20 gas turbines and compressors on four platforms of Brazilian oil major Petrobras, located in the Atlantic Campos Basin. Following intense negotiations by the two partners, a comprehensive operations and maintenance agreement has now been renewed. Under the contract, MAN PrimeServ, service provider of MAN Diesel & Turbo, continues to ensure maximum efficiency and availability of the turbomachinery for another three years, with an option on further extension. Based on an embedded engineer concept, Petrobras has been entrusting to MAN's comprehensive service for these turbomachines since 2002.
"By renewing the agreement, Petrobras have once more expressed their confidence in our services," says Robin von Plettenberg, Senior Vice President and Head of PrimeServ Turbo at MAN Diesel & Turbo. "Globally speaking, we are currently seeing increasing demand for extensive services like the ones we've been providing to Petrobras for 15 years now. With the appropriate contractual models, we enable our customers to focus on their core business - while we provide necessary technology and ensure that it is efficiently available throughout the entire service life."
MAN Diesel & Turbo and its forerunners have convinced Petrobras with technology and services at numerous points in its oil and gas value chain. In addition to large engines for generating power or propelling ships, the company uses compressor and turbine systems by MAN for production, processing and transporting of hydrocarbons. Further examples include MAN compression technology delivered for floating production, storage and offloading units (FPSO), with which Petrobras is increasing its production in the pre-salt area off the Brazilian Atlantic coast.