Subsea HOFIM
Subsea Compression System is the “Commercial Application of the Year”

MAN Diesel & Turbo was recognized by S&P Global Platts for the outstanding achievements reached with the world’s first subsea compressor. Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo, and Basil Zweifel, Head of Oil & Gas Upstream at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich, proudly received the award during the ceremony in New York City. The Global Energy Awards, often described as the Oscars of the energy industry, are an important recognition for excellent corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 19 categories that span the entire energy complex.

S&P Global Platts has selected MAN’s technology as the winner of the “Commercial Application of the Year” category. This achievement is an additional proof that MAN’s compression system is mature and ready for even further applications in manifold industries beyond subsea gas compression.

Innovation becomes proven technology

This success follows the latest milestones of MAN’s subsea compression technology: the system reached over 30’000 running hours with an availability of close to 100% and has been granted the highest Technology Readiness Level 7 according to API. It is now field-proven technology.

The HOFIM™ motor-compressors were supplied to contractor Aker Solutions in 2015. The units help to extend the reservoirs’ productive life on Statoil’s Åsgard field for another 15 years. Overall, 306 million barrels of oil equivalent will be added.

Compared to conventional upstream facilities on platforms or FPSOs (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading), the subsea technology works more cost-effectively, safely and with a smaller environmental footprint. 

Global Energy Awards ceremony

MAN Diesel & Turbo wins Global Energy Award

Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer of MAN Diesel & Turbo and Basil Zweifel, Head of Oil & Gas Upstream at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Zurich, at the Global Energy Awards ceremony in New York City.
Jones-Zweifel

Commercial Application of the Year

MAN Diesel & Turbo was recognized by S&P Global Platts for the outstanding achievement reached with the world’s first subsea compressor.
S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards 2017