Aker Solutions will supply heating systems for the subsea pipelines that Technip will deliver and install at the Goliat field in the Barents Sea.

Direct electrical heating (DEH) of pipelines is a technique that prevents hydrate and wax formation in pipelines used for the transportation of oil from the seabed to the offshore facility.

Heating the pipeline prevents it from becoming blocked due to hydrate formation during shutdown periods and minimises the use of chemicals.

The DEH cables will be assembled at the firm’s cable and umbilical facility in Norway with deliveries due in the second quarter of 2013.