Connectors help power sub-sea compression station

19 August 2014

Wet-mate Deutsch P18-SW400 connectors from TE Connectivity are used in the world’s first subsea stations.

The connectors and penetrators are used in the subsea gas compression station located in the Norwegian Sea. Wet-mate connectors enable the supply of power to modular subsea boosting and gas compression systems and interconnect system components like umbilicals, transformers, rotary equipment and variable speed drives on the sea floor.

The range of connectors allows engineers to increase the tieback distance of such systems to a distance of up to 160km from the host and in water depth up to 3,000m. This makes recovery of resources in remote locations possible and increases recovery rates of existing brown fields. The robust construction of the connectors, includes a 25 year maintenance-free design, and allows deployment and maintenance of subsea modules. According to the company, the design reduces the cost of subsea processing while increasing dependability.

At this month’s Offshore Northern Seas Conference and Exhibition (ONS 2014)
the booth, the company will show its newest connection systems and cabling solutions for harsh environments, featuring TE brands such as Rochester, Deutsch and Raychem.

The company has also completed the acquisition of the SEACON group, a provider of underwater connector technology and systems for military marine and subsea sectors for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), oil and gas, environmental and oceanographic applications.

Visit TE Connectivity at booth #J953 and SEACON, booth #B230, at the Offshore Northern Seas Conference and Exhibition (ONS 2014) August 25-28, 2014

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