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Zenitel has upgraded the PA system on Åsgard A

Zenitel Announces Statoil Offshore Installation

Zenitel Norway AS today announced a significant installation of their EXIGO IP Public Address and General Alarm System for Statoil ASA. The project is a retrofit of an existing older system and will provide for critical communications on Åsgard A, a floating oil and gas plant that lies on the Haltenbank in the Norwegian Sea.

In 2014 Zenitel Norway AS, part of the Zenitel Group, was awarded a global frame agreement by Statoil Petroleum ASA for the delivery of Public Address and General Alarm systems (PAGA). This made the newly developed system for PAGA available to Statoil’s new and existing oil and gas installations worldwide. 

 “After conducting a thorough site survey, we were well prepared to engineer and deliver a system that would meet the expectations set by Statoil and the users of the old system,” said Tor Kristian Lystad, Senior Vice President and General Manager Oil and Gas. “The process of replacing the old system was successful and did not affect operations at the production plant.  The new system consists of a primary (A) and secondary or redundant system (B) with a total output of up to 12.800 Watts. The system includes Vingtor-Stentofon IP and EX Call panels installed at strategic locations.”

Exigo for North Sea Oil and Gas Plant

The Vingtor-Stentofon Exigo system is specially designed to meet the needs of public address and general alarm systems (PAGA) for offshore installation and maritime vessels. The system is scalable and offers a set of standard and optional features making it ideal for these environments.

“Being awarded this contract is of great importance to us,” said Kenneth Dastol, CEO of Zenitel Group. “We have recently developed a new IP-based system for PAGA called Exigo and the primary part of the installation will consist of this system. This agreement is a confirmation that we’ve developed a solution that offers critical communications for these extreme and demanding environments. The system is a result of thorough market research and a continuation of our advanced research and development in the field of IP-technology,” said Dastol.