Hyundai commissions gas/nitrogen equipment for Aasta Hansteen spar offshore Norway

Offshore staff

ULSAN, South Korea – Hyundai Heavy Industries has contracted Wärtsilä to supply inert gas and nitrogen generator systems for the spar platform under construction for Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea.

The inert gas generator will be the first to incorporate titanium, which was selected because of its corrosion resistance properties in sea water.

It is designed to produce mainly carbon dioxide (CO2) to ensure a safe atmosphere in cargo tanks and pipelines, thereby minimizing the risk of explosion.

Wärtsilä’s other package will generate, or create, pure nitrogen gas for use in flushing of pipelines and sealing gas in compressors.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...