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Statoil uses EMAS AMC power cables for Troll A

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Offshore contractor EMAS EMC has won a contract with ABB to install subsea power cables to the Troll A platform in the North Sea.

The power will be high voltage direct current (HVDC).

The additional power supplied through the cables will run 2 compressor drive systems, improving production capacity.

Troll A is claimed to be the world's largest gas production platform and the tallest structure ever to be moved by mankind. It is 473m tall and weighs 1.2m tons. It is connected to around 40 per cent of the gas reserves on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.

The power is sourced from a land station at Kollsnes. The platform has received power from shore since 2005.

Cable installation operations will be performed during Q2 2014, using EMAS AMC's Lewek Connector (formerly named AMC Connector), currently the world's largest cable installation vessel, with a payload capacity of 9,000 tonnes. It can lay several cables at the same time.

"This [contract] demonstrates EMAS AMC's ability to deliver high-end installation services catering to the offshore energy industry by utilising our advanced installation assets and strong engineering capabilities,' says Svein Haug, Regional Head for EMAS AMC Europe and Africa.



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