OEG lands modular VSD contract for BHGE


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

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About OEG Offshore

OEG Offshore is a leading provider of specialist offshore cargo carrying units, A60 cabins, pumps and fluid handling.  Headquartered in Aberdeen, OEG provides one of the most modern and diversified fleets of equipment on a sale or rental basis from a network of worldwide bases.  OEG Offshore designs, manufactures, sells, rents and leases standard, specialised or customised products certified to the globally recognised DNV 2.7-1 & EN 12079 to any country around the globe.  OEG holds designs for over 250 individual DNV certified designs of Cargo Carrying Units (CCUs) and A60 cabins that are complemented by a bespoke design service. The company’s extensive hire fleet, located at strategic regional bases, allows immediate access for mobilisation to our customers – 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week and 365-days-a-year. OEG’s team of more than 140 personnel service assets operating in every major oil and gas province from 28 main bases around the world.   Visit www.oegoffshore.com

About Baker Hughes, a GE company

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. We deploy minds and machines to enhance customer productivity, safety and environmental stewardship, while minimizing costs and risks at every step of the energy value chain. With operations in over 120 countries, we infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world. Visit us at BHGE.com.