Crestchic supports Forties platform power trials

The UK rental division of Crestchic has assisted power testing of gas turbines on Apache’s new Forties Alpha Satellite Platform (FASP) topsides.

Forties Alpha Satellite Platform
Forties Alpha Satellite Platform

Offshore staff

WALLSEND, UK – The UK rental division of Crestchic has assisted power testing of gas turbines on Apache’s new Forties Alpha Satellite Platform (FASP) topsides.

At the Offshore Group Newcastle’s Hadrian yard in Wallsend, the company is providing resistive loadbanks at 11 kV to test two gas turbines, each supplying 15 MVA to power the new development.

Frazer Milligan of Apache said: “As the turbines provide power to the entireForties field via a power ring main system – it was crucial that we ensure they can cope with the intense power loads expected.”

The FASP has 18 production well slots and will be a full processing facility, including gas compression and power generation. It will be bridge-linked to the existing Forties Alpha platform in the UK central North Sea with an operating design life of 20 years.

7/31/2013

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