P-63 FPSO

The P-63, the first FPSO to utilize gas engines to produce more than 100 MWe of power, is one of the new units coming on stream in 2013 helping to increase oil production for Petrobras.

Wärtsilä signed a contract in 2010 with the Brazilian industrial group QUIP (Queiroz Galvão, UTC, Iesa and Camargo Correa) to supply three main power modules.



Wärtsilä’s P-63 FPSO contract with the Brazilian industrial group QUIP included commissioning, start-up and operational supervision.

The complete package includes of 3 power modules designed and produced with Wärtsilä as the EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) contractor. Each module has two 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF engines with alternators and all required auxiliary equipment.

For a project of this importance, it is essential that the strategic partners we work with have not only the technology needed, but also field proven experience and support capabilities required for reliable long-term success. Wärtsilä has an outstanding track record in multi-fuel technology, as well as in providing ongoing technical support. We have every confidence in the company’s ability to provide the needed technical solution, and we are sure it will minimize both our operating costs and environmental footprint. We also value the company as a trusted strategic partner with the resources to provide on-going operational support.”
Mr Miguelangelo Thomé, CEO, QUIP.

P-63 FPSO, floating storage and regasification unit, 2013

  • 6 x Wärtsilä 18V50DF Generating Sets
Name P-63
IMO 7385124
Type FPSO vessel
Shipyard Cosco Dalian Shipyard, China
Delivered 2013
Tonnage 323,000 dwt
Lenght overall 334 m
Breadth 57 m
History Conversion of tanker BW Nisa built 1983




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