FPSOs and platform suppliers

FPSOs and platform suppliers

Reliable technology on board

Working together with Phoenix Contact, you can implement automation solutions for above and below deck.

Efficient automation can be a decisive competitive advantage for cost-intensive oil production with FPSOs. The trend here is towards performing remote maintenance on onboard systems and reducing the number of technical personnel while increasing the size of vessels. Maritime certificates and protocols such as SAE J1939, NMEA 2000, NMEA 0183, GL or ABS are likewise important.

The hardware must be able to withstand the harsh conditions and include specific functions such as one hundred percent dimmable displays. Here, Phoenix Contact is your experienced partner for reliable automation solutions above and below deck.

Your advantages

  • High-performance and failsafe heave compensation, thanks to redundant control solutions
  • Increased safety on board with seamless integration of gas detectors
  • Flexible solutions for all aspects of operation and monitoring, thanks to IPCs, HMIs, and visualization solutions for shipbuilding

Solutions for heave compensation

Pistons for heave compensation  

Automation solutions for heave compensation

With an automation solution based on applicative system redundancy, you can make sure that the heave compensation always ensures the correct position of the ship. This is necessary, for example, when dynamic positioning is no longer sufficient in very high seas.

Secure communication in the network is ensured by mGuard security routers and VPN technology.

Gas detection

Control cabinet with Axioline control technology  

Redundant system design for reliable alarm generation

Particularly in the oil or gas industry, various gases pose a risk to people and machines. Using a solution from Phoenix Contact allows you to seamlessly integrate gas detectors into your communication system.

This ensures immediate alarms and countermeasures in the event of an emergency, thanks to the redundant design. This solution can also be implemented with SIL as required.

Redundant power supplies

Control cabinet with redundant power supply  

Consistently redundant auxiliary voltage supply

If the energy supply to system parts or even individual components is briefly interrupted, this can lead to costly production failures due to long shutdown and startup times for processes.

Phoenix Contact offers consistently redundant auxiliary voltage supplies from the mains to every load.

Redundant alarms and monitoring

Systems such as the ship's engines, power generation, rudder systems or fire detection are part of the essential services on board. If they fail, there is a danger to the crew and the ship.

In order to be notified promptly regarding critical situations, redundant alarms and monitoring based on robust control and network technology are installed. In addition to the essential services, the system also reports on general conditions such as the level of the ballast water or fuel tanks and drinking water supplies.

Topology: redundant alarms and monitoring  

Redundancy concept for ships


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