The Danish company EMCO Controls A/S has gotten anything to supply area of the instrumentation for that process modules with an FPSO placed in the Skarv oilfield within the Norwegian sector.
by John Steenfelt-Jensen
Over the past twenty years the Danish company EMCO Controls A/S has generated up a good marketplace for instrumentation for that gas and oil industry. The newest contracts is perfect for special designed flow meters for that process modules with an FPSO (Floating Production Storage) permanently placed in the Skarv field wild within the Norwegian area of the North Atlantic Ocean, north-west of Trondheim. EMCO Controls will be to deliver 15 venturi tubes, 80 flow hole plates and 70 restriction hole plates.
A neat million contract
"It’s a neat million DKK contract,” states Md Henrik Lisberg, EMCO Controls. "We’re to provide venturi tubes, flow hole plates and restriction hole plates for coal and oil. Things are specifically designed and manufactured with this project because there are very high needs towards the materials as well as their traceability. We’re only permitted to make use of steel from mills approved by BP, the oil company accountable for the development and operation from the FPSO.”
"The types of materials will be to adhere to the NORSOK standards, and the option of material depends upon the procedure that the individual instruments were designed for. In actual situation we’re speaking about 22Cr Duplex, 25Cr Duplex, 6Mo or Titan. All weldings will be to adhere to the NORSOK standards, too, and also the quality is continuously checked in compliance having a Qc Inspection Plan.
The flow meters are now being delivered in spring 2009, and all sorts of instruments is going to be manufactured at our very own factory at Hørsholm, near Copenhagen. The FPSO has been built in the Samsung Shipyard in Korea where also the making of the procedure modules to treat the gas and oil happens. This explains why the instruments should be shipped to Korea for installation.”
Md Henrik Lisberg, EMCO Controls: "We’re to provide flow hole plates, restriction plates and venturi tubes for coal and oil. All specifically designed and manufactured with this project because of the very high needs from the materials as well as their traceability.”
Both gas and oil
The 62,000 tons FPSO is 292 meters lengthy and it’ll start production within the 4th quarter of 2010. Numerous process modules is going to be put on when along with units for way to obtain energy and equipment for loading and unloading from the gas and oil. Accommodation is positioned while watching ship underneath the helipad.
The Skarv field would be to produce 80% gas and 20% oil delivered through flexible pipelines in the wells in the ocean bed placed 300-450 meters under ocean level. In the FPSO the gas is going to be piped towards the existing Åsgard Transport System, as the oil is re-loaded in the FPSO to tankers sailing it to refineries onshore.
Offshore supplier for 25 years
"EMCO Controls has provided instrumentation for that Norwegian offshore niche for some twenty years in cooperation using the German company, Krohne’s Norwegian affiliate. Normally, the supplies for that projects are separated into parts like for example a flow-packet. The request in the operator is usually posted to numerous suppliers like Krohne in Norwegian, plus they use us like a sub-contractor for areas of anything. We’ve been cooperating with Krohne for several years now, and therefore we’ve established a great status in the market and therefore we are recognized to operators and talking to engineers in the region,Inches concludes Henrik Lisberg.
The 62,000 tons FPSO is 292 meters lengthy and it’ll start production within the fourth quarter of 2010. Numerous process modules is going to be put on when along with units for way to obtain energy and equipment for loading and unloading from the gas and oil. Accommodation is positioned while watching ship underneath the helipad.