Schneider Electric Powers Azerbaijan’s Absheron Gasfield

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Schneider delivers compact “E-House” power solution that will provide safe, reliable electricity to the country’s largest new oil and gas development

Baku, Azerbaijan: Schneider Electric is providing a range of technologies that will power the offshore facilities at Absheron, Azerbaijan’s latest gas field. The solution, named an E-House, will combine power and control equipment together in a compact design for safe and reliable electricity. The E-House is set to be delivered by August 2021.

Positioned in the Caspian Sea, approximately 100 kilometers from Azerbaijan’s capital Baku, the Absheron gas field is estimated to host 350 billion cubic metres of gas and 45 tonnes of gas condensate. The site is jointly operated by Total and Socar, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic. Total is developing the field in multiple phases. In the first phase, which is currently underway, production is expected to be around 1.5 billion cubic metres of gas per year. In the second phase, the production will be increased to five billion cubic metres of gas annually.

Working with Joint venture of Socar and Total, Schneider Electric designed a solution that would meet the electrical needs of the offshore facility and be ready as per the project’s schedule. The E-Houses contains low and medium voltage equipment, transformers, and uninterruptible power supply devices. This comprehensive solution saves in auxiliary energy consumption costs related to climate control (HVAC), lighting and auxiliary power, security, and fire and gas management.

“The Absheron gas field is key to Azerbaijan’s economic development and required a power and control solution that would both meet the highest quality standards in an unusual operating environment and which would also be ready to install as per the development’s overall timelines. Schneider Electric was able to meet both of these requirements and our solution will power our Customer’s operations as they look to expand gas production at the field,” said Dan Vlasceanu, Country General Manager, Central Asia, at Schneider Electric. 

“Our system is compact and adaptive, allowing power to be supplied even in environments such as offshore rigs,” added Osman Avcilar, Schneider Electric. “This project underlines our expertise in being able to deliver power anywhere, and we’re delighted to be playing a role in such an important role for Azerbaijan’s economy. Our technology will ensure that Absheron’s operations will always have safe and reliable electricity.”

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