WEG has developed, in partnership with TechnipFMC (TFMC), a global leader in subsea, onshore, offshore and surface technologies, a solution capable of reducing the total cost by up to 60% and eliminating the need for expansion in stationary production units in brownfield projects.
This solution, composed of modular units, produced by TFMC, includes subsea transformers and frequency inverters designed by WEG, based on mature and widely tested technologies, as well as subsea electric motors designed by TFMC and produced by WEG.
Able to operate at depths up to 3,000 meters (10,000 feet), WEG equipment was developed through adaptations of existing technologies, tested and proven in several applications. In this way it was possible to guarantee reliability and reduce development costs. With a modular format, each application, depending on its power, can have multiple frequency inverters in parallel, which allows for individual interventions through small support vessels offering additional cost reductions and greater availability.
“We have been working on this project with TechnipFMC for four years and achieving the expected result not only fills us with pride, but also proves our technological and operational capacity in complex projects in the oil & gas segment”, comments Elder Stringari, International Director of WEG.
The success of the subsea electrical system has been recognized internationally by the organization of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, which recently awarded TechnipFMC the OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award, which highlights the innovative technologies that are revolutionizing the offshore sector.