A contract for the integrated control and safety systems on the GDF Suez E&P UK-operated southern North Sea Cygnus development has been given to Yokogawa Europe Solutions.
The subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation will supply the complete control and safety systems comprising of process control, process shutdown, emergency shutdown, fire and gas detection (complete with associated field devices), process data historian and field device asset management across the Cygnus development.
Yokogawa will also supply an operator training system.
The Cygnus complex consists of a total of four greenfield offshore platforms.
Three platforms are bridge linked and a second remote drilling centre is located on the fourth platform.
Production is expected to start in late 2015.
Yokogawa also said it is planning to expand its Aberdeen-based North Sea business unit, which is due to move into larger premises early this year.