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Aker Solutions secures shore power FEED project from Equinor

Aker Solutions has secured a front-end engineering (FEED) study from Equinor to enable power from shore for the Troll B and C platforms to reduce CO2 emissions from the field.

The contract includes an option for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) work following the completion of the study.

The study will outline how installation of electrical equipment on the two platforms, as well as replacement from gas turbine to electrical driven compressors on Troll C can be performed.

The transition to onshore power is expected to reduce CO2 emissions from the two platforms by about 450,000 metric tons per year.

“Our ambition is to generate 25 percent of our revenue from low carbon solutions such as electrification by 2030. The electrification of Troll B and C is a great example of how we are executing on our strategy and helping operators to reduce emissions significantly,” said Luis Araujo, chief executive officer of Aker Solutions.

The study is expected to be completed by the second half of 2020.

Additionally, Aker Solutions is participating in a joint venture that has been issued a letter of award to provide offshore maintenance and modification services to an undisclosed client. The company expects the negotiations to be completed and a binding contract to be signed by end of first quarter.

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