Siemens has received a contract to provide customized direct electrical heating (DEH) power supply systems for ten subsea flowlines on the BP-operated Shah Deniz Phase II project in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan.

Under the contract, Siemens will deliver customized topside DEH power supply systems which prevent hydrate formation in subsea flowlines during planned and unplanned process shutdown.

The DEH power system ensures flow on the development irrespective of challenging fluid characteristics and low seabed temperatures.

The contract has an option for two additional systems.

The project is operated by BP with a 28.8% share and is partnered with Socar (16.7%), Statoil (15.5%), LUKOIL (10%), NIOC (10%), Total (10%) and TPAO (9%).

Shah Deniz Phase II will target gas and condensate from the deepwater portion of the field.
Siemens is scheduled to deliver the equipment by the end of 2015.