Aker Solutions accelerates the transition to sustainable energy production
ZEUS (Zero Emission Underwater Power Station) is a concept that produces gas without emitting anything. It combines high-voltage power production from natural gas with instant carbon capture for injection in a pumpable phase.
The unique aspect of ZEUS is the integrated carbon capture and storage capability, which allows for the immediate capture and injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) in a pumpable phase for storage deep below the seabed. This process ensures that the CO2 emissions generated during power production are effectively captured and stored, resulting in a zero-emission power generation system.
The Jansz-Io Subsea Compression project aims to enhance gas recovery and production from the Jansz-Io field offshore Australia. The compression solution advances the technology applied at the Åsgard Subsea Compression System, a triumph of technology that has operated flawlessly for eight years.
The project involves the installation of a subsea compression system that compresses gas directly from the seabed. By implementing this subsea compression technology, Aker Solutions seeks to optimize gas flow, increase production rates, and extend the field’s productive life.
The subsea compression system will be located at 1,400 meters water depth 140 kilometers from shore. The Jansz-Io Subsea Compression solution demonstrates the advancement of subsea compression technology and its viability in challenging deep offshore environments. It paves the way for the increased adoption of subsea compression at other offshore fields.
By transitioning to all-electric systems, we achieve greater efficiency and control in subsea operations. Electric actuators — where batteries replace springs — provide rapid, precise response times that enable greater accuracy in the regulation of flow rates and pressures. The actuators have been qualified down to a water depth of 3000 meters but withstand applications down to 4000 m.
Apart from precision, electric systems are inherently cleaner and more environmentally friendly, as they eliminate the potential for hydraulic fluid leakage.
By leveraging CFD, the accurate modelling and simulation of fluid flow scenarios — including those in subsea environments — has been made possible. It empowers engineers to gain valuable insights into design performance while optimizing system components.
CFD for prototyping and verification demonstrates a commitment to utilizing advanced digital tools and techniques to enhance engineering processes. By harnessing the power of CFD, Aker Solutions accelerates the development of innovative subsea solutions and ensures designs meet stringent performance and safety criteria.
Traditionally, the installation of subsea tubing involves complex and time-consuming processes, often requiring extensive use of heavy equipment and ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles). SWIFT introduces a game-changing approach by employing wireless technology to remotely control the installation process.
Enhances Energy Security
Teaming-up with the right players is an essential element in the success of Aker Solutions. An alliance of more than five years with Aker BP and Subsea 7 has helped secure several key energy projects.
The collaboration is based on a business model where risks and rewards are shared by all parties, and the operator and suppliers work as a team on several projects that seek to find and reuse the most cost-efficient solutions.
These world-class businesses are uniquely positioned to offer subsea technologies to help the industry increase hydrocarbon recovery while reducing subsea project costs. The JV transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second half of 2023.
Aker Solutions at UTC
Aker Solutions’ presence at UTC will be a strong team of seasoned experts and eager professionals.
This presents a unique opportunity for conference attendees to arrange meetings with their leaders, advisors and top specialists and gain valuable insights while fostering collaboration.
Delegates and attendees can look forward to presentations from keynote speakers Signy Elde Vefring (EVP, Digitech) and Truls Normann (SVP, Power & Controls). They will share insights on their approach to digitalization and to diversifying the Energy Transition.
Aker Solutions will showcase ZEUS; all-electric XMTs for carbon storage and hydrocarbon production and a subsea cooling system for offshore wind. In addition, there will be a session addressing the next-generation subsea power, protection and control systems supporting renewable energy applications.
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