Tideland Warning Systems for Golden Eagle Platforms

MarineLink.com
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Photo: Tideland Signal

Tideland Signal supplied a package of Syncrolan LED light stations and fog signals for the Golden Eagle Area development in the U.K. sector of the North Sea, about 43 miles (69 kilometers) from Aberdeen.

Tideland's warning systems will protect both Golden Eagle's wellhead platform and the combined production, utilities and accommodation platform, which is bridge-linked to the wellhead.

Tideland's latest LED warning system installed on the two Golden Eagle platforms comprises a main Syncrolan light station with a range of 15 NM, Syncrolan fog signals, fog detector, subsidiary lights, battery banks, a central alarm and monitor panel as well as aviation obstruction lights. There is also a subsidiary MLED-150 EX marking the bridge. All the principal equipment is ATEX certified for use in Zone 1 (Cat 2) hazardous areas. 

Tideland's Syncrolan light stations combine an MLED-180-HI EX main light and a MLED-150 EX secondary light wired to an Exe junction box and mounted on a galvanized steel pedestal to provide 15NM Main and 10NM secondary light as a back-up. In addition, the subsidiary beacons are Tideland MLED-150 EX units with a range of 3NM, also wired to an Exe junction box and mounted on a galvanized steel bracket.

Tideland’s MLED-180Hi and MLED-150 lantern offers minimal maintenance requirements and an expected service life of 25 years on station in the most demanding environments. Long-life LEDs and high-integrity electronics are employed to maximize reliability and minimize maintenance.

The fog signal stations each comprise AB-68EX main and secondary fog signal arrays mounted on a stainless steel stands, which also incorporates two ECU 800 control units. Controls for the Syncrolan stations are located with the equipment but the central panel also indicates the status of the equipment and provides photocell override to allow the lights to be switched on during daytime and a fog signal silent switch to silence the fog signals.

Golden Eagle was discovered in 2006 and is operated by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited. Production is scheduled for late 2014 and the field is expected to produce at an average rate of up to 70,000 boepd. The operator will drill 20 development wells (16 platform-based and four subsea). Plans also include associated in-field and an export pipeline infrastructure.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Offshore

Renewable Energy: Schottel Tidal Turbines Ready For Use

In the last months Schottel  successfully tested its hydrokinetic turbines in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. The full-scale tests included 260 operating hours under realistic conditions.

Total CEO Killed in Moscow Runway Accident

Private jet collided with snow plow during takeoff; Total's CEO a defender of Moscow policies. Insiders Boisseau and Pouyanne long seen as potential successors.

Statoil: New Oil in the Grane Area

Statoil has together with PL169 partners proved new oil resources in the D-structure in the vicinity of the Grane field in the North Sea.   Well 25/8-18 S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader,

Marine Equipment

B COOL Acquires MEMAC

With the acquisition of MEMAC, B COOL A/S now offers customers one entry to multiple maritime systems – both refrigeration solutions and monitoring of the engine

TRIYARDS Buys into Aluminium Shipbuilding Expertise

TRIYARDS Holdings Limited, an offshore vessel fabrication and engineering solutions provider to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, has added new capabilities, products

Singapore’s MPA Discuss LNG Bunkering

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Antwerp Port Authority, Port of Rotterdam and Port of Zeebrugge participated in a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1499 sec (7 req/sec)