CNOOC Buzzard Platform II


Telic Engineering received an assignment to represent MTU Power for the instrumentation and control tasks during an annually or so called 8000 running hours preventative maintenance service checks at the CNOOC Buzzard platform located offshore Aberdeen, Scotland.

Buzzard Platform, offshore UK

These checks are performed on one of their three, GT-C, LM2500+ SAC G4 PGT25 gasturbine-generator packages on board, and maintenance of this gasturbine requires that inspections checks are to be made periodically to reduce unscheduled shutdown time.

Specifically the tasks consists of functional verifying and demonstrating safety critical instrumentation systems to a notified body, Veritas. Additional instrumentation as defined in a work pack is visually inspected, calibration verified, loop checked, and/or functional tested.

The results of these checks are faults identified for which recommendations are issued or actions taken to correct these.

MTU Power is the MTU Aero Engines brand for all services relating to gas turbines. Their expertise ranges from developing, engineering and manufacturing parts and modules for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to aftermarket care for LM series aero-derivative gas turbines. The company group operates a global service network with locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. More than 10,000 employees from over 50 nationalities are dedicated to serving MTU’s customers.

CNOOC together with its subsidiaries is the largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas in China and one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world. The Group mainly engages in exploration, development, production and sale of crude oil and natural gas. The Group’s core operation areas are Bohai, Western South China Sea, Eastern South China Sea and East China Sea in offshore China. Overseas, the Group has oil and gas assets in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Oceania and Europe.