PJV seals two FPSO deals in Brazil

Source: press release, 13 October 2020

PJV has a long history of manufacture and supply for FPSO projects, with valves installed on over 30 FPSO topsides
PJV has a long history of manufacture and supply for FPSO projects, with valves installed on over 30 FPSO topsides (photo: PJ Valves)

PJ Valves (PJV), the specialist manufacturer and supplier of valves for the global energy industry, has been awarded two significant FPSO valve contracts for projects in Brazil. The company will manufacture and supply valves packages to both projects in the Santos and Campos basins.

PJV was awarded the contracts by two separate operators due to its customer service and high standard of design, manufacturing and distribution capabilities. Within the bid process, PJV worked with each client on cost saving and beneficial engineering enhancements.

The Marlim 2 FPSO project will have the capacity to process up to 70,000 barrels of oil and 4 million cubic metres of natural gas per day. PJV will deliver a range of butterfly, ball, globe and check valves supplied in carbon stainless-steel, super duplex and nickel aluminium bronze material. The valves will vary in sizes, with the maximum being 20 inches in diameter and maximum pressure class being 2500, to support the topside processing requirements of the vessel.

PJV has won further work for the Mero 2 FPSO, which will produce 180,000 barrels of oil per day. The company has been contracted to supply six packages of vales for different topside process including gas and water services. These will be installed within the 33,000-tonne weight of the FPSO topsides. In this case, PJV worked closely with the customer on the operator requirements to meet project specifications and short lead times.

James Moir, Group Sales Director, PJV, says, “Brazil is a beacon of light at a very challenging time for the oil and gas industry. These contracts highlight our technical and commercial expertise where we can work with the customer to deliver on design and supply requirements. As we have ownership of our factory, we have full control and management of projects, which makes it a smooth and easy process for our customers. We are thrilled to add these contract wins to our portfolio and to continue winning similar projects in the region.”