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Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 (Image: Equinor)

Johan Sverdrup Phase 2 Plan Approved

quarter of 2022, will increase field production from 440,000 barrels of oil per day to 660,000 barrels per day.In addition to construction of a new processing platform (P2), the second development phase will also include modifications of the riser platform, five subsea systems, and preparations for power supply from shore to the Utsira High in 2022.In March Equinor awarded a contract to TechnipFMC for the construct and install the phase 2 subsea production system, including five templates and a total of 18 X-mas trees with associated components.Aibel, which is performing engineering, procurement and

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Subsea Power Hub Tested in Aberdeen

SCM functions through both SPH operating modes: battery power and battery charging.In April 2018, a previous integration trial was conducted with SEA’s precommercial SCM which they modified to work on DC power. The most recent test was conducted on the North Sea operator’s SCM, using an AC power supply from the SPH.“This is a big step forward for EC-OG, to be able to have our energy storage system successfully provide power to a commercial SCM. Demonstrating the capabilities of lithium-based batteries for powering subsea wells is a great achievement for us,” said Paul Slorach, Business

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Ushant Tidal Energy Project Gets a Data Boost

technology proves to be a reliable and cost-effective means to generate power, the untapped market is considerable globally, with about 11,000 islands worldwide permanently inhabited by a population in excess of 730 million people in total, most of which rely on diesel-powered technologies to ensure power supply.Sabella aims to deploy tidal projects in France, as well as in Southeast Asia and North America

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Nexans Forms IMR Team

TSO could potentially cut the response time to an incident by up to 70 percent.The company has a 40-year track record, having performed more than 50 offshore repairs throughout Asia, Africa, America, Europe and the North Sea region. For instance, Nexans has been entrusted as a key partner for ensuring power supply to millions of Statnett’s end customers. With Statnett, Norwegian system operator of the energy system, Nexans today continues to develop the existing contingency agreement signed in 2011, ensuring the operational ability of their most critical high voltage cable links in the Nordic grid

Maneuvering the Subsea Power Hub over the pier for the first system wet trial. (Photo: Nortek)

Tidal Power for Seabed Oil and Gas Installations

power to subsea oil and gas installations.Rapid solutionThe most obvious immediate need for this technology is in mature oil and gas North Sea fields. Here, companies are seeking to extend field life, but are having to contend with ageing infrastructure, often in need of upgrading. This includes the power supply on which subsea installations such as Christmas trees, manifolds, sensors and other equipment depend to function. If the umbilical cable providing power and communications between the seabed installations and the surface fails, these pieces of equipment are useless.    “We saw

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New Research Vessel for Virginia Institute of Marine Science

of the latest technology through transducer fairings prepared to receive an extensive array of acoustic instrumentation for the gathering and processing of data in support of fisheries research, oceanography, and geophysical sciences. A full size server rack, with dedicated closed loop cooling and UPS power supply has been fitted to the dry lab in anticipation of the requirements of scientific users.The aft deck is fitted with a stern A-Frame with an 8,000 lb safe working load for over the stern lifting operations and a side mounted J-Frame with an 4,000 lb safe working load for conducting CTD operations

The rotating head of the overview sonar, with the Sonic 2022 on it. (Photo taken with ROV Jason. Credits: UW/NSF-OOI/WHOI/MARUM, V18)

MultiBeam EchoSounder Enables First-of-its-kind Research

methane release in the ocean.The Sonic 2022 deployed in June 2018 is mounted on a tripod that lays on the seafloor, and is connected to the Regional Cabled Array of the Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI), an underwater cabled observatory funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), which provides power supply and two-way communication to the instrument.  The Sonic 2022 rotates 360° to survey the ocean for methane emissions in all directions.  

MTR does not present an “MTR100 Creative Photo” award, but if we did this year’s winner is Houston Mechatronics. Pictured is Houston Mechatronic’s Aquanaut in wet testing earlier this year holding it’s MTR100 ‘trophy’. (Photo: Houston Mechatronics)

MTR100: The Ones to Watch

; and a tool induction plate, for various interchangeable tools and sensors for resident vehicles to use. Equinor is planning a number of test installations with this system offshore at the Åsgard field and at inshore locations, as part of qualification work.These would have Lego-like inductive power supply and wireless communication connection points for vehicles to plug into, which will also mean operations rooms onshore will see live what tools are in place and how well charged they are, etc. The docking station would also have batteries, a bidirectional smart charger. The UID docking station

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Remote Monitoring System Delivered for The Ocean Cleanup

of The Ocean Cleanup. Conscientious structural engineering of the pods and power management are exemplary of this process. The pods, which will be subject to oceanic circumstances like storms, will have to endure severe load conditions. Considering the remote location of the system, matching a minimal power supply generated by solar panels on the one hand, with significant power consumption needs for the large number of sensors and data communication on the other hand, presented another challenge. An intelligent control system was developed to meet this requirement and ensures that vital functions, such

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ABB Wins Order for World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

be protected and controlled by the largest Static Compensation (STATCOM) system ever built for an offshore wind application. STATCOMs help offshore wind generating turbines to increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, delivering energy efficient and reliable power supply. The brain of the STATCOM is the ABB Ability MACH control, protection and monitoring system, managing this sophisticated technology by overseeing thousands of operations in real time to ensure power reliability and efficiency.As part of the project scope, the ABB Ability enabled MicroSCADA system

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