TRL7 for Åsgard subsea compression technology
Statoil announced TRL7 for Åsgard subsea compression technology: MAN’s
subsea compressors reached field proven status – the Technology Readiness Level 7 (TRL).
The two compression trains, featuring MAN’s subsea
HOFIM™ motor-compressor systems, have achieved more than 25’000 operating hours
with an availability close to 100%.
During the UTC2017 (Underwater Technology Conference)
in Bergen, Norway, Statoil’s experts presented the Åsgard
subsea case as a quantum leap in technology. They highlighted the joint
compressor development program with MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich. The two
HOFIM™ units are the world’s first compressors installed and put into operation
300 meters below sea level.
The team behind the Åsgard subsea compressor technology has received
the UTF (Underwater Technology Foundation) Subsea Award – acknowledging the value of collaboration, multidiscipline
expertise and the persistence to drive technology forward.