Schneider Electric clinches two Johan Sverdrup contracts

Schneider Electric Norway has won two contracts worth over 11 million Euros ($12.3M) at the Johan Sverdrup oil field, located offshore Norway. 

They are related to the supply of power distribution solutions to Statoil in collaboration with Aker Solutions, Aibel, Kværner and KBR.

According to Schneider Electric, the first order comprises the supply of medium voltage switchgears, including protection relays and Energy Management and Control System.

The second includes the supply of 55 MVA oil insulated power transformers and several dry distribution transformers. The solutions enable distribution of medium voltage power to process plants, drilling and living quarters on the platforms.

Arild Bjørkedal, VP Energy Business in Norway said: “This is an important result for Schneider Electric’s Oil and Gas team. Schneider Electric strengthened its investments on the Norwegian continental shelf in 2014, and we are particularly enthusiastic about the fact that our team’s local competencies combined with experts with international background have given such rapid results.

“Schneider Electric was able to comply with Statoil’s expectations to tight delivery schedule and quality.

 “These contracts will also generate additional employment opportunities within oil and gas in our company.”

“Proactive engagement and flexibility were also two key factors that enabled the team to surpass the competition. These contracts will also generate additional employment opportunities within oil and gas in our company.”

The contracts are the result of the cooperation between experts in Norway, Germany, Turkey and Poland, backed up by the Schneider Electric research and development team in Lattes, Southern France.

The Johan Sverdrup oil field consists of four platforms located off Stavanger in the Utsira area. It is one of the biggest oil discoveries on the Norwegian continental shelf ever, and also one of the country’s most important industrial projects. Daily production in phase one is estimated at 315,000 to 380,000 barrels. Full production is estimated at 550,000-650,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

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