Energy firm GE has unveiled its new Technology Solutions Centre (TSC) in Stevanger in an official ceremony attended by the city’s mayor, Christine Sagen Helgø.
Located opposite GE’s existing subsea systems facility in the port of Dusavik, the $5million centre features a combination of interactive digital displays, live demonstrations and scale models, including a digital 3D model depicting the flow of oil and gas as it moves from the well to the subsea production tree, manifold, riser, FPSO/platform, and finally to midstream and downstream facilities.
The new centre also features training facilities and meeting rooms.
“Technology development is pivotal to the enduring success of our industry and, with the incredible pace at which the sector continues its transformation, research, development and collaboration can have a strong impact on its success, something acknowledged through the significant investment we have made in this facility,” said Lorenzo Simonelli, GE Oil & Gas president and chief executive.
“Norway and the wider North Sea region have been incentivised to become leading-edge thinkers—largely the result of stringent regulation and governing standards—and although a maturing province, significant greenfield developments in recent years have put the area firmly back on the map.
“While the TSC is located in Norway, it will undoubtedly play a fundamental role in helping GE, our customers and the wider industry to fuel the future of oil and gas developments worldwide for many years to come.”