The S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards honor exceptional innovations and achievements in the energy sector in 19 different categories. The prestigious award represents a Milestone not just for MDT, but for the industry as a whole. “The new compressor technology makes future offshore gas production more efficient and sustainable. This outstanding achievement is down to the expertise, innovativeness and hard work of our employees,” says CSO Wayne Jones.
The jury gives the award to companies whose invention has attained the status of proven technology and is in practical commercial use. Customers must be able to achieve more profit and growth with the solution. Emission reduction, practicability and reliability also play a role. MDT built the world’s first subsea compressor systems for deployment at a depth of 300 meters in Statoil’s Åsgard field. The customer, Aker Solutions, was supplied with four 11.5 MW HOFIM motor compressors in 2015. They were put into operation in early 2016. The system solutions are designed for a pressure of 220 bar, and have a bespoke motor, seven axis active magnetic bearing system and special cooling gas extraction.
The accolade is the highest
form of recognition.
The subsea technology has clocked up more than 35,000 hours of operation with nigh on 100 percent availability. The field-tested technology has been classified as Technology Readiness Level 7 according to API, the highest rating: “Performance is impressive and the systems work reliably with full remote control, which means that they can also be used on unmanned platforms or in other branches of industry in the future,” says Basil Zweifel, Head of Oil & Gas Upstream. More than 100 employees have contributed to the project, and hence to winning the Global Energy Award, over the last 10 years. “The accolade is the highest form of recognition,” says Zweifel.
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This outstanding achievement is down to the expertise, innovativeness and hard work of our employees.