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Gulfaks

The first direct electric heating system solution from ABB

Gullfaks is an oil and gas field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea, operated by Statoil. Gullfaks south is located on Block 34/10 and 33/12, at a depth of 130 to 220 meters. The recoverable reserve is 65 million barrels.


ABB is providing the direct electric heating (DEH) solution to Statoil‘s Gullfaks A platform. All electrical and control products conform to international standards, from transformer to output cable connection. In addition, ABB is responsible for the design and in-house engineering. The system delivered in 2014.


Main data

Customer:  Statoil
Site:  Norwegian sector of the North sea, Norway
Customer need:  Reliable electrical heating system to provent formation of hydrate and wax in the flowlines and pipelines
Scope: 

-Power transformer
-Compensatin unit
-Symmetration unit
-Control and protection
-Design and in-house engineering

Application Subsea
Customer benefits:
- Longer equipment lifetime
- Reduced site construction schedule
- Significant reduce the cost
- More enviromental friendly
Commissioning year
 2015

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