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Frames to supply hydraulic control systems for Eni Merakes field tie-back

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Frames has been awarded a contract to supply TechnipFMC with the hydraulic control systems for subsea wells and subsea isolation valves in the Eni Merakes field tie-back to the existing Jangkrik Floating Production Unit (FPU) in offshore East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

The field’s subsea wells, and the construction and installation of subsea systems and pipelines, will be connected to the Jangkrik FPU. The gas will then be shipped through the existing pipelines from the Jangkrik FPU to the Bontang LNG Processing facility.

Frames is supplying a Production HPU (PHPU), a Topside Umbilical Termination Unit (TUTU) and a Subsea Isolation Valve control panel (SSIV Panel). Together these systems will enable control and operation of the subsea wells and subsea isolation valves for the Merakes field. The Frames’ Production HPU is a highly reliable system suitable for pressures up to 459 barg. It will allow autonomous control of the PHPU whilst still enabling an operator to temporarily take control using a local interface during scheduled preventative maintenance.

Designed and certified to DNV 2.7-3 for offshore lift from the supply vessel onto the Jangkrik FPU, Frames’ compact HPU design ensures the hydraulic control systems will fit within the available space on the FPU.

“This is a fast track project where close collaboration is essential,” said Thomas de Wolf, Product Specialist Wellsites, HIPS and Hydraulics, Frames. “We have worked with TechnipFMC on many similar projects and so they know our extensive experience and capability with these systems.”

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