On behalf of the Troll partners, Equinor has awarded Aker Solutions a front-end engineering and design contract (FEED) for topside modifications to accommodate power from shore at the Troll B and C platforms.
“This is an important award that supports the industry’s ambition to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in Norway with 40% by 2030 and to near zero by 2050. Using electrical power from shore will require large and complex modification work at the Troll B and C platforms. We are glad to award the FEED contract to mature the topside modification work to Aker Solutions, a supplier who has worked with the Troll field for many years and has a good knowledge of the installations,” says Peggy Krantz-Underland, Equinor chief procurement officer.
Upon final investment decision Equinor has the possibility to exercise an option for engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI), that is included in the FEED contract.
“The main driver in the electrification project is to reduce CO2 and NOx emissions from the Troll B and Troll C platforms by using electrical power from Kollsnes and replacing the existing gas turbine driven electricity generators and gas compressors with electrical equipment,” says Geir Tungesvik, senior vice president for project development in Equinor.
“The selected concept for the electrification is full electrification of Troll C and partial electrification of Troll B with a possibility to fully electrify Troll B later,” says Tungesvik.
“We are delighted to have secured a major electrification project for an existing offshore production facility on the Norwegian Continental Shelf,” says Luis Araujo, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions. “Our ambition is to generate 25% of our revenue from low carbon solutions such as electrification by 2030. The electrification of Troll B and C is a great example of how we are executing on our strategy and helping operators to reduce emissions significantly.”
The FEED study for Troll B and C is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2020.