Beach Energy orders subsea control systems for Otway from Aker Solutions

Norwegian offshore engineering and services provider Aker Solutions has secured a contract to provide subsea control systems to Beach Energy’s Otway project phase 4 and 5, offshore Victoria, Australia.

Greg Ross, Aker Solutions Country Manager of Australia
Greg Ross, Aker Solutions Country Manager of Australia; Source: Aker Solutions

The order includes seven sets of Vectus subsea control modules (SCMs) which will be backward compatible to the existing topside MCS and EPU, along with associated stab plates and testing equipment. Aker Solutions’ Vectus SCMs will be integrated with subsea trees in the Otway field, Aker Solutions said.

The deliveries will be from Aker Solutions’ facilities in Reading, United Kingdom; Port Klang, Malaysia; and Curitiba, Brazil.

Greg Ross, Country Manager of Australia at Aker Solutions, said: “It is our first partnership with Beach Energy in Australia and we look forward to more opportunities in future collaborations.”

The Otway project consists of Geographe and Thylacine offshore gas fields that tie back to a not normally manned platform in 100 meters water depth and processed 80 kilometers onshore at the Otway Gas Plant near Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia.

The deliveries of the control systems will start in the first quarter of this year. The companies are not disclosing the value of the contract.

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