Simark Controls Ltd., a subsidiary of SFC Energy, leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, has received a major order for their proprietary Variable Frequency Drive systems (VFDs) from an Alberta Oil Producer. The order amounts to approx. CAD 2 million. The VFDs will be delivered from May to August 2017 to match the client’s well-pad site construction strategy.
The VFD Systems are designed and manufactured by Simark Controls to operate electric submersible pumps (ESPs) used to artificially lift heavy oil from the client’s Northern Alberta well-pad locations. Based on their long, established integration expertise, Simark will supply the VFD Systems complete with Motor Control Centers (MCCs), and transformers for unattended pump operation in any weather. The systems will provide reliable and efficient electrical power and protection to the downhole submersible pump motors. The client selected them because the systems’ unique installation and operations benefits significantly reduce the installation and operating costs. Additional benefits are improved pump uptimes, optimised pump operation and augmented oil production.
“We won this new major order on the basis of our fully integrated product & service approach and our excellent oil & gas industry track record,” says Perry Jamart, Executive Vice President Business Development of Simark Controls. “We are at the side of our clients through the complete process from system design, manufacturing, installation and factory acceptance to technical support, testing, inspection and documentation. All our systems are customised to deliver optimum results for the clients’ individual applications.”
“With this order Simark continues to demonstrate growth in value added integration services offered to the oil & gas business sector in North America”, says Dr Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy AG. “We are experiencing a rising demand for Simark’s integrated system and power solutions not only in the oil and gas industry, but also in telecommunications, mining and other markets, where unattended equipment has to be reliably controlled and operated.”
Simark offers customised VFD solutions for single, stand alone or multi-drive oil and gas applications, artificial lift solutions for pumps and pump jacks, weatherproof standalone systems and complete electrical house solutions.