Sever digital power substation
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Oil workers install unique digital power substation in Arctic

Gazpromneft specialists have finished installing the major equipment at the Sever digital power substation to be commissioned before the end of 2020. It will energize multi-well pads and social infrastructure at the northern Novy Port field.

The building has been specially adapted to cope with the local extreme climate and it's something that will ensure an uninterrupted power supply to a settlement with a population of 10,000. The facility only needs a few service personnel, given that the signal is transmitted in digital format and all the processes are automated to the maximum degree. The systems will be remotely controlled from the dispatcher's office at the Novy Port field's gas turbine power station.

"An innovative approach to industrial problems is the most important factor of success in solving them. This fully applies to the energy sphere. By creating high-technology facilities in the forbidding climate of the Arctic, our specialists gain unique experience. I have no doubt that these competences will come in handy when new major projects are added to the agenda," Gazpromneft Director for Gas and Energy Andrei Komarov said.

The digital power substation station project was implemented in the oil and gas industry in the Arctic as part of a national project.