Telic Engineering received a second assignment from Woodward Netherlands to support their client Baker Hughes, a GE company, to do control panel wire checks for one of the two turbines used for power generation on board the Alvheim FPSO operated by Aker BP located offshore Norway. Similar checks have been performed during a previous assignment for the other turbine.
These checks resulted in identifying and resolving faults in the wiring, and terminations improving the reliability of the LM2500 base dual fuel DLE gasturbine.
Additional services provided were corrective actions and recommendations for improving the electrical health of the control system power distribution, and for upgrading the control hardware and applications.
The Alvheim FPSO is located in the central part of the North Sea, close to the UK sector, and production started in 2008. Oil is transported from the field with shuttle tanker, and associated gas is exported to St Fergus in Scotland.