NKT has been awarded a contract for the Troll West electrification project of approx. EUR 95m by Equinor Energy on behalf of the Troll Unit.
Troll West electrification project includes partial electrification of the Troll B platform and full electrification of Troll C in the North Sea. This means that both platforms’ power demand will be met from shore. The project will help cut emissions on the Norwegian continental shelf substantially.
The order comprises turnkey supply and installation by NKT Victoria of over 110 kilometres of 145 kV high-voltage AC offshore power cable system with three dynamic sections to electrify the Troll West B and C platforms.
Troll West comprises two floating platforms, Troll B and Troll C, and the turnkey power cable solution from NKT includes dynamic cables that connect the two floating platforms with static offshore power cables at the seabed. The power from shore solution will be connected to the national grid at Kollsnes, northwest of Bergen, Norway.
The power cables will be manufactured in Karlskrona, Sweden, with production start in 2021 and with commissioning in 2023. By sourcing the power cables from the Karlskrona plant, strategically located in close to the North Sea, and installing them with the highly fuel efficient NKT Victoria the carbon footprint of the entire transportation and installation campaign is kept at a minimum.