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25 August, 2006 - 15:00 By Staff Reporter

Peter Brotherhood secures orders worth £3.5m

Peter Brotherhood’s world leading expertise in designing and manufacturing steam turbine driven generator sets for floating production storage and off-loading (FPSO) vessels has led to the company securing two orders from Single Buoy Moorings (SBM) worth a total of £3.5 million.The Peterborough-based company will design and manufacture two condensing steam turbine driven generator sets for FPSO vessels moored off the coast of West Africa.

Peter Brotherhood has extensive experience in supplying these systems, which have to incorporate special features to enable them to operate reliably in a floating environment where they can be affected by, for example, the pitch and roll of a ship.

The geographic location in which the turbo-generator sets will be installed and the harshness of sea conditions that could be encountered are also considerations made during the design process.

The two turbo-generator sets will generate 12 MW and 14 MW of power from steam raised by a central boiler.

They will be built to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) standards and delivered to the end users SBM and Exxon in December 2006 and March 2007.

Stephen Fitzpatrick, Peter Brotherhood’s MD, said: “We have secured a number of contracts with SBM in recent years.

“We have considerable experience in supplying turbo-generator sets for FPSO vessels and these latest contracts have strengthened the company’s position as a world-class supplier of this equipment.”

Peter Brotherhood has been designing and manufacturing turbo-generator sets for FPSO vessels since 1981, having installed turbines on ships moored off the coast of West Africa, Indonesia, Thai-land, Brazil, Australia and the North Sea.

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