Drakken Delivers Advanced E-House for Nigerian FPSO

June 27, 2024

As a leading electrical, instrumentation, automation, and telecommunication systems integrator for energy and utilities markets, Drakken is pleased to announce the successful delivery of their latest e-house module. Designed and built for the EMEM FPSO located offshore Nigeria, this fit for purpose, complex and cost effective e-house integrates MV and LV transformers, switchgear, and VFDs with redundant AC and DC UPS, Power Management System, and an Emerson DeltaV integrated control and safety system.



At 300 tonnes, this mid-sized e-house stands as a remarkable achievement, housing more than 100 individual pieces of equipment and accommodating over 20km of power and control cable within a segregated cable void. The e-house is divided into four specialised areas: an open transformer deck, main switchgear room, separate control room, and hazardous area battery room.

Drakken’s commitment to innovation is exemplified through their use of detailed 3D modelling, ensuring potential clashes between equipment, HVAC ducting, piping, and structure are identified and mitigated at the design stage. Human factors engineering guarantees that accessibility, operability, and maintainability meet the highest international standards and the specific needs of our customer.

Once commissioned, the e-house will supply power and control for the topsides production facilities as well as marine systems. Offshore, Drakken will seamlessly integrate the electrical and automation systems on the well-head platform via state-of-the-art umbilical cable systems, providing the platform’s MV and LV power while interfacing flawlessly with the existing Emerson DeltaV system.



Richard Walker, Drakken’s Project Manager proudly states, “This project highlights our unwavering commitment and dedication in support of the field development over the past five years. Reaching this milestone showcases the tenacity and excellence demonstrated daily by our team. Yet this isn’t the finish for us; there’s plenty more work ahead before we complete commissioning, and we’ll tackle it with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.”

Currently undergoing construction works in Dubai, the vessel is on schedule to start producing in 2025. Drakken is immensely proud to contribute to such a significant project and looks forward to the continued success it will bring.

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