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 ABB to produce energy from shore system to axe emissions from North Sea subject
September 20, 2021

ABB to produce energy from shore system to axe emissions from North Sea subject

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Main expertise agency ABB has been picked to supply energy from shore tools to a North Sea oil and fuel subject.

Operating Equinor’s Oseberg asset on electrical energy will assist to save lots of carbon emissions equal to 160,000 vehicles, the corporate stated.

Vitality companies agency Aibel has handed a contract to ABB to produce expertise to part-electrify the Norwegian subject.

It should cut back emissions from the sphere whereas additionally growing fuel yield, in keeping with ABB.

In November, on behalf of the Oseberg licence companions, operator Equinor awarded Aibel the contract for engineering, procurement, development, and set up (EPCI) for part-electrification of the sphere.

ABB has been appointed to produce the whole energy from shore system for electrification of Oseberg, positioned 87 miles from Bergen.

Per Erik Holsten, nation managing director of ABB in Norway, stated: “We’re very proud to help the vitality transition with one more industrial electrification venture estimated by operator Equinor to cut back CO2 emissions by 320,000 tonnes each year.

“ABB is a pioneer in electrification of offshore platforms, beginning with Troll on the NCS in 2005. When Oseberg is upgraded, our expertise and competence will contribute to a complete CO2 discount on the NCS by 1.5 million tonnes, corresponding to three % of Norway’s complete emissions. It’s a main contribution to achieve the Norwegian aim of reducing CO2 emissions by 50 to 55 % by 2030.”

He added: “The answer reduces operational expenditures, noise and upkeep, whereas enhancing regularity, well being, environement, and security (HES).”

ABB will work with Aibel on system design and engineering and can ship the whole energy and management methods onshore and offshore.

The connection is designed for 180 megawatts (MWO excessive voltage alternating present.

Will probably be comprised of an onshore energy transformer, fuel insulated switchgears (GIS), shunt reactor, and offshore transformers, GIS, motors, variable velocity drives (VSD), static frequency converters (SFC), low and medium voltage switchgears and an entire energy distribution management system (PDCS).

Intensive modifications will have to be carried out on the Oseberg A platform to allow it to obtain vitality from shore.

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