FSubsea, Hayward Tyler cooperate for subsea boosting system

GLASGOW, UK – Fuglesangs Subsea (FSubsea) has an agreement under which Hayward Tyler’s subsea motor technology will be incorporated into the FSubsea Hydromag autonomous subsea boosting development.

Under the new alliance between the two companies, Hayward Tyler is designing and fabricating the cooler for the prototype in addition to providing the 2.5-MW subsea motor.

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FSubsea and Hayward Tyler – Powering Ahead

FSubsea and Hayward Tyler announced the formation of their strategic alliance agreement in April 2016 with the adoption of Hayward Tyler’s subsea motor technology as part of the innovative FSubsea Hydromag autonomous subsea boosting development programme. As part of its commitment to this initiative Hayward Tyler is designing and fabricating the cooler for the prototype in addition to the provision of a 2.5 MW subsea motor solution.

Fuglesangs Subsea, a winner of this year’s OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award, announced earlier this month that Aker BP, Lundin and NOV has signed an agreement to develop and test a full scale prototype of the world’s most autonomous boosting system.

With this news, the prototype will now be tested offshore following extensive factory acceptance testing and as a result of this thequalified Hayward Tyler penetrator technology has been selected for adoption to support the subsea deployment of the system. The FSubsea order for the Hayward Tyler penetrators reflects the strong collaboration and confidence in their respective technologies which both businesses believe hold the key to unlocking single and multi-phase boosting solutions for a far wider number of subsea wells than can currently be economically accessed using existing technologies.

Ewan Lloyd-Baker, CEO of Hayward Tyler Group, highlighted the opportunity; “To drive the cost reductions that new projects demand in today’s environment, the FSubsea Hydromag development represents an innovative approach to lower power subsea boosting applications and Hayward Tyler is very pleased to be able to participate as a partner in the development programme, bringing to bear both our experience and capability in the delivery of highly reliable subsea motor systems.”

Alex Fuglesang, FSubsea CEO, commented; “In Hayward Tyler we have found a partner with the experience and ability to deliver a qualified subsea motor solution for the Hydromag system. Their commitment to the programme is exemplary and their team is a key contributor to the innovation required to develop our product. Our confidence in them is reflected in the long term agreement we concluded last year and we’re happy that they can provide the mission critical penetrator solution from their suite of previously qualified technology.”

 The fully modular Omnirise Boosting system aims to be the industry’s most flexible, low cost and reliable solution of its kind, targeted at both lean subsea field developments and unmanned platforms.  The most important features are that it shall be barrier-fluid less and have integrated variable speed functionality. This reduces the need for topside equipment on platforms and rigs by 200 to 500 tons, compared to conventional seabed boosting systems.

The system will be qualified as part of The Research Council of Norway’s (“Forskningsrådet”) Demo2000 program and is suited for applications such as water treatment and water injection and other “singlephase” liquid pumping applications. A future version will be developed for boosting of multi-phase hydrocarbons.

This functionality is enabled by the Hydromag Drive Unit, which is developed in a separate development program with NOV, Hayward Tyler, Voith Turbo and Innovation Norway.

The Hydromag Drive Unit is a unique and patented combination of a high performance magnetic coupling, a hydrodynamic torque converter, a fixed-speed induction motor and an embedded cooling and control system.

Background – Fuglesangs Subsea AS

Fuglesangs Subsea AS’s (FSubsea) vision is to commoditize boosting systems for offshore field development, and enable cost effective deployment to both subsea wells as well as unmanned platforms.

The company was created as a subsea technology spin-off from Fuglesangs AS (est. 1916), and builds on the former parent’s more than 35 years’ experience working with challenging pumping and dynamic sealing applications in the subsea, mining, offshore, naval submarine and specialty process markets. The core strategy of the company is to develop, assemble, tests and offer the world’s most autonomous and reliable boosting systems to the global marketplace. Fuglesangs Subsea has supplied more than 30 pumps that have been deployed for operation in the deep seas, including the world’s first seal-less subsea process pump, and has world-wide patents covering core technology areas such as Barrier Fluid-less pumps with and without embedded variable speed drive. The team of Fuglesangs Subsea has more than 80 years combined experience designing and qualifying high-end subsea boosting systems mostly up to 3MW capacities.

Background – Hayward Tyler Group

Hayward Tyler SWL/FWL super-duplex offshore submersible and subsea motor designs have been utilised on applications rated up to 3MW and voltages up to 11kv generating a wealth of operational references in all key offshore markets including UK, Norway, Canada and Malaysia. Experienced in compliance to NORSOK, PED & ASME standards, Hayward Tyler’s innovative bespoke design solutions ensure high reliability and longer service intervals, reducing total cost of ownership, making Hayward Tyler the partner of choice for both submersible and subsea applications.  www.haywardtyler.com

Peter Brotherhood is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing steam turbines and turbo-generator (TG) sets up to 40MW. A world leader in turbo generators for FPSO vessels, including the world’s largest of 27 MW, and have supplied steam turbines to many of the world’s leading FPSO operators including Woodside, Single Buoy Mooring (SBM), BW Gas ASA, Bluewater, Saipem, Aker Floating Production, Fred Olsen Production, and Maersk. With a pedigree stretching back almost 150 years the business has thousands of steam turbine installations installed in over 100 countries. www.peterbrotherhood.com


For further information please contact Geoff Robinson, Commercial Director (Oil & Gas), Hayward Tyler atgeoff.robinson@haywardtyler.com.