Statoil commences cable laying at Johan Sverdrup
15 May, 2018
The cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria has started laying subsea power cables at the Johan Sverdrup field complex that will connect it to the Norwegian mainland.
By the end of May, the vessel is expected to have laid nearly 200km of power cables according to field operator Statoil, starting at the Johan Sverdrup converter station at Haugsneset near Kårstø.
A fibre-optic cable bundled with power cables will provide communication and monitoring and has the capability to provide remote control of parts of the field’s operations from shore.
Statoil claims this will make the project one of the world’s most carbon-efficient oil and gas fields, with power from shore cutting the field’s CO2 emissions by more than 400,000 metric tonnes per year.
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