Vonk secured a contract for the delivery of a fourth offshore off-grid Hybrid Power Solution for our clients facilities at the North Sea.

The contract is part of the NAM’s offshore decomplexing program that ‘greens’ its offshore facilities and reduces its operational expenses by minimizing diesel consumption for power generation and reducing the maintenance intervals to once a year based on walk-to-work vessel operation instead of Heli flights. It will be the first of such installation to be constructed at the Dutch shelf at the North Sea.

The contract comprises the design, manufacturing, onshore testing and commissioning of a system that consist of a solar farm, 3kW helix type turbine, a single back-up generator, a power distribution and -management system as well as a battery storage unit. The system will be completed with marine navaid system as well as a PACO module.

The offshore installation is scheduled for the first half of 2020.

We are proud to announce that Basrah Gas Company Iraq has awarded VONK to Design, Build and Deliver several fully equipped Containerised Test Workshop units.

The Containerised Test Workshops will be facilitated with, among others, Instrument Air Compressors and High Quality Calibration Test Equipment.

It is expected that the first Containerised Test Workshop units are delivered early 2020.

Wehaya and VONK are proud to announce that after the required registration processes the cooperation between VONK and Wehaya in Malaysia is growing further.

Wehaya is a well known supplier of the International and local Oil & Gas Companies in Malaysia. Wehaya is highly respected for it’s Instrumentation, Electrical and Metering services. The provision of specialized products and services in the oil and gas industry is the core competence of Wehaya. In our cooperation VONK will bring expertise on complex C&A upgrades, engineering and delivery of electrical substations and our world-renowned Hybrid Power Solution making use of green energy to power the Oil and Gas offshore platforms. Please refer to the movie in which one of our customers explains the benefits of the VONK HPS system: https://youtu.be/tyQEjCX1Qmo

In attached photograph from left to right, Mr. Mac Davies, Executive Director, Jurgen Tollner, Operations Manager Asia VONK, Wat Unchard, Managing Director Wehaya, Patrick Bekel, Sales Director Vonk, Hii Changwu, Project Manager Wehaya.

Shell Nigeria (SPDC) and Emerson visited VONK last week to discuss and finalize the new PCD-IT structure together to perform the DCS upgrade.

VONK has retrieved the actual information from the existing systems and has done the detailed design till commissioning on site for the new systems.

VONK is responsible for the PCD/IT rejuvenation of this complex project. Our client SPDC has multiple gas gathering stations to deliver gas to the NLNG plant on Bonny Island. The gas gathering stations are being controlled by a Distributed Control System. The various DCS systems are outdated and need to be upgraded without stopping the plant production.

VONK has started building annunciator panels for a client in Pernis.

This will serve the purpose of alarming the operator of any disturbances in the facility and let them confirm and clear alarms.

Engineering for these panels has been done inhouse and one of our foreign partners is commencing the build.

Together with our client we use remote video inspection to preform the factory acceptance testing.

PAS Contract: first commissioning crews returning home.

The first commissioning teams are returning home after a period of surveys and repair activities on the BGC assets in the Basrah area in Iraq. After a preparation period the VONK commissioning team did receive the right visa, permits and Oil field passes to commence the works on the BGC assets. The various site assessments to improve the Control & Automation and Instrumentation systems on the numerous BGC assets have been completed well. The first systems were commissioned successfully.

In 2017 VONK started the BLUEWATER project.

The whole project consisted of an overhaul of the ship called Aoka Mizu, Japanese for blue water. This ship was a FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading). 

The scope for VONK consisted initially of maintenance and modifications on the electrical system. During the project the expertise of VONK was appreciated a lot and the complexity was more difficult than initially foreseen by our client. VONK had the right test equipment and manpower to do a lot of additional tests and backups on the electrical safety protection systems. We were also invited to carry out additional tests with the presence of DNV GL, the company responsible to certify the ship to be able to sail out. Additional documentation was also done to fill the need of DNV GL to achieve certification of the ship. 

At this moment the ship is at sea and is connected to the oil field successfully.

BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) of the Virgin Islands awarded VONK the repair works after one of their switchgear rooms has been on fire. The client’s team quickly restored the energy supply to the grid soon after the fire was extinguished. The low voltage switchgear, UPS and cabling have been damaged and needs to be replaced. VONK will start the removal works of the damaged switchgears, UPS and cables soon and simultaneously start the design, engineering and will build the new switchgear and UPS. VONK will also be responsible for the installation and commissioning of the new equipment. VONK is committed to finish the work in the fourth quarter of 2019.

VONK completed the fabrication of the Field Auxiliary Room (FAR) for the Agbada project in Nigeria. The FAR building will house distributed control systems, fire and gas detection system, emergency shut down systems and several other instrument control cabinet. The unit has been fabricated in central Europe and consist of two sections and is blast resilient. The final test and inspections have been completed and we will now start to disconnect the cable connections between the two sections and prepare it for transport to site. Thanks to our supply chain partners to make the project a success.

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) announced end 2018 that the Final Investment Decision was made for the Assa North Gas Processing Plant. The plant delivers gas to the domestic gas network in Nigeria. The design and delivery of the Electrical Systems Packages for this gas treatment plant has been awarded to VONK. The scope for the project includes the Electrical Detailed Design Balance Of Plant, followed by the design, fabrication, outfitting and System Integrated Testing of 5 pre-fabricated Substations (including a Power Management System) and 1 pre-fabricated central UPS building to feed all consumers in the Assa North Gas Processing Plant.

The project execution will be in close cooperation with our Nigerian Partner SLOT Engineering Nigeria Limited. The pre-fabricated substations and Central UPS building have to be delivered to SPDC in April 2020.