Fossil Energy – Electrification
OKEA has selected Aker Solutions as the main contractor for Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Installation (EPCI) for the Draugen Electrification project.
The project will involve major modifications of the existing platform to enable power from shore. As a result of this, the emissions from Draugen are estimated to be reduced by as much as 200,000 tons of CO2 per year.
“Replacing the current power generation from gas turbines at the offshore platform and instead electrifying these from shore will enable production of oil and gas from Draugen with significant reductions in CO2 emissions. Lifetime-extension of these platforms are of crucial importance for the increasing need for energy and energy security in Europe,” said Paal Eikeseth, executive vice president and head of Aker Solutions’ Electrification, Maintenance and Modifications (EMM) business.
Lifetime-extension of this important field can result in 20 years of production and value creation.
The project has started up and is scheduled to be completed in 2026.