The PetroSA FA platform exports gas to the Mossel Bay GTL plant, gas production from the FA reservoir had over the years been supplemented by FA satellites to the North West of the platform, E-M from the West, and the South Coast Gas (SCG) development from the Southwest.

The FO Development Project involved a Subsea tie-back to the existing FA Platform of five new production wells located approximately 40 km South East of the Platform. Once the project was completed produced gas, condensate and water was be piped to the F A Platform via a new subsea pipeline.

Engineering Power Solutions Ltd. was requested by to provide electrical engineering and design services. Twelve new electrical pump skids required a number of new power supplies to supply the new 30kW water injection, 30kW Methanol injection and 90kW transfer pumps from existing MCC’s (Motor Control Centres). The project required new lighting above and below a 20 metre long ESDV (Emergency Shutdown Valve) platform. New electrical supplies from existing 440V switchboards to supply the UPS (Uninteruptable Power Supply) system and subsea EPU (Electrical Power Unit) were also required.

Given the tight deadlines and budget restraints, the level of service Engineering Power Solutions provided was outstanding. The offshore UPS consolidation project was engineered and designed to the platform’s requirements and offshore standards minimising platform shutdowns.

Mr Low – Petrofac Oil&Gas