Schneider Electric has won an order from Aker Solutions to design and implement the seabed controls power distribution unit (CPDU) for the subsea compression station of Asgard, located off the coast of Norway at a depth of 300m.
Asgard is operated by Statoil.
The solution proposed by Schneider Electric reportedly met all the challenging specifications, which included demanding commitments in terms of electrical distribution architecture, subsea enclosure constraints and stringent reliability standards.
The design and build service for the CPDU includes very specific studies such as availability, thermal and mechanical, operational safety and electromagnetic compatibility. Together with the project engineering, these account for a significant part of the contract value.
This project comprises a series of tests to demonstrate compliance with the specifications of the ISO13628-6 subsea oil and gas standard.