Tideland lights up offshore Qatar platforms
Tideland Signal has supplied LED light stations to Occidental Petroleum for the offshore Idd El-Shargi South Dome (ISSD) oil field, 50 mi (80 km) northeast of Doha, Qatar.
BURGESS HILL, UK – Tideland Signal has supplied LED light stations to Occidental Petroleum for the offshore Idd El-Shargi South Dome (ISSD) oil field, 50 mi (80 km) northeast of Doha, Qatar.
The initial contract was for five LED warning systems to be installed on South Dome platforms, all comprising Tideland’s solar-powered MLED-150 EX light station with a range of 10 NM. The lantern includes a high-intensity LED flasher controller with 256 flash code and PE-cell in a rugged Exd housing.
The solar/battery system is wired to an Exd junction box and the batteries are housed in a stainless steel battery EX-certified box, all mounted on a galvanized steel pedestal. Each light station is fitted with an Exd alarm and monitor system mounted in an alloy enclosure. All equipment is ATEX certified for use in Zone 1 (Cat 2) hazardous areas.
Tideland designed the warning lights package in close co-operation with Occidental, tailoring the system to the constraints of the site. Further orders are expected for other platforms.
South Dome is a satellite of the larger Idd El-Shargi North Dome, which Occidental has operated since 1994, in co-operation with Qatar Petroleum. Drilling at South Dome will continue through 2013.