(Stavanger September 5th, 2019) Tampnet and Aker BP have finished the deployment of fibre optic cable to the Aker BP operated FPSO «Alvheim». The FPSO is now connected to Tampnet’s subsea fibre optic network providing high redundancy and capacity, preparing Alvheim for the digital transition.
Alvheim was already connected to Tampnet’s network, but this was via a lower capacity radio link from the Heimdal platform, which will be de-commissioned in 2021.
Lead Engineer OCT at Aker BP, Ingve Guttorm Lode explains that the deployment will enable Alvheim to particpiate in the digital transition which is driven by the Aker BP EUREKA program for digitalization.
“This is a very stable connection with high redundancy that will secure the best possible up-time for our operations. With the fibre optic cable’s massive capacity and low latency, we can now explore and test various applications to optimize production onboard”, Lode said.