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OEG lands modular VSD contract for BHGE

11th July 2018

Leading offshore container and A60 module company OEG Offshore has been awarded a high-specification contract for the design, manufacture and supply of a bespoke A0 fire rated Zone 2 Blast Rated (VSD) control module for Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE).

OEG Offshore Operations Director, David Hunter with a A0 fire rated Zone 2 Drill String Test (DST) module for BHGE

The overall module will be designed and manufactured to comply with NORSOK standards and OEG will be contracting with DNV GL as part of the scope who will verify the overall design for installation on Point Resources’ Ringhorne platform, located in the North Sea, on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). 

The module will be designed in four individual modular sections due to the restriction in lift capacity of the platform crane. The four modules will be installed onto a new cantilever deck offshore and interconnected as a single module.  Hook-up of essential systems will take place such as Air Conditioning Units (ACUs), pressurisation systems, fire & gas and the Variable Speed Drives will be fully integrated.

OEG’s experienced project team in Aberdeen, Scotland will fully outfit the control module and pre-test all systems prior to dismantling and packaging up the separate modules for delivery. OEG will provide technical offshore personnel to assist with the installation, re-assembly, hook-up and commissioning of the module later in the year. The module is part of a larger project scope of seven new VSDs being installed on the platform. 

Dave Hunter, Operations Director of OEG said, “We are delighted that our existing relationship with BHGE and wider supply chain has provided the opportunity to secure another significant module contract in less than a year.  It demonstrates OEG’s global reputation for delivering cost effective and innovative offshore modular solutions to very high standards supporting the local and international production of oil and gas fields. We have a dedicated engineering and workshop team who have specialized in this type of modular design & manufacture to deliver the specific requirements of our customers worldwide”

Karthik Rajendran, Project Manager for BHGE commented, “OEG has been a long-established supplier of a range of specialist control modules to Baker Hughes. The extensive experience and the innovative solutions developed during the initial front-end engineering design (FEED) of this particular project made it a strong selection for our concept proposal to our customer.  In addition, we have recently been working with the same OEG team who has delivered a high specification A0 fire rated Zone 2 DST (Drill String Test) Module to BHGE for a project we are currently working on in UK waters. The same team will transition over to the Ringhorne VSD module which provides BHGE with confidence in the continuity of quality and experienced personnel.”

The completed Electrical Submersible Pump (ESP) VSD control module will be over 15 metres long with 128kW of cooling installed on the roof to control the heat generated from the VSDs.  The module scope also incorporates managing the integration of module systems with the platform systems to ensure a smooth and quicker hook-up and interface offshore.