HOUSTON – Aker BP has named Siemens as one of two alliance partners for the design, supply and installation of electrical, instrumentation, control and telecom systems.
As part of a long-term partnership, Siemens will deliver digital solutions for Aker BP’s future field development projects.
The framework agreement builds on Siemens’ existing work for Aker BP providing data-driven condition monitoring on theIvar Aasen project in the North Sea.
Some 1,000 km (621 mi) from the Ivar Aasen platform, a remote onshore control room provides maintenance and engineering support, and expert analysis based on the same condition monitoring data seen in the offshore control room twin. The functions monitored include electrical and rotating equipment, valves, process control, automation, instruments, telecom, and safety.
Richard Jaros, Head of Offshore Solutions for Siemens, said: “We welcome the opportunity to continue our work with Aker BP, providing digital solutions that reduce project execution time, thereby reducing costs.
“Our goal is to deliver state-of-the-art digital solutions to the alliance, encompassing project planning and execution, process control, integrated operations, condition based maintenance and lifecycle management of new facilities.”