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Get more out of your offshore operations

In drilling for oil and gas offshore, the reliability of your machinery is of the essence. This is especially true for very remote platforms. Fixing anything that stops working on a platform racks up costs much faster – accessibility, danger, helicopter use it all adds up. MAN Energy Solutions has decades of experience in helping our customers make their platforms as efficient and reliable as possible. And we are still improving.

A fully sealed compressor, remotely operated, virtually maintenance-free: Welcome to the future of remote offshore operations.

The costs and safety issues involved in getting people out to unmanned platforms for maintenance and routine checks are prohibitively high. Energy companies are therefore looking for reliable compressors which can be remotely operated and have very little downtime. For this purpose, MAN Energy Solutions has developed the HOFIM™ (High-Speed, Oil-Free Integrated Motor) hermetically sealed compressor. A lubrication-free process gas centrifugal compressor, the HOFIM™ is also used in subsea operations.

Our smart service concept makes full use of the benefits of data analysis and digitization. Downtimes and maintenance are kept to an absolute minimum and become predictable events. Operated from the shore, this compressor makes your operations safer. What's more, to counteract the risk of corrosion inside the machine, all components are designed to be as robust as possible. Fully electric, the HOFIM™ has no emissions.


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MAN Energy Solutions for subsea extraction

HOFIM™ compressor

HOFIM compressorRunning without lubricant, this line of compressors is used in the most extreme of environments and benefits from MECOS Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) technology. Ideally suited for subsea extraction, they are paving the way to the future of deep-sea technology. They benefit from unlimited start/stop capacity and an excellent partial-load performance. What's more, there is no contact between lubricant and your process gas. Extremely reliable, our HOFIM™ compressor ensures your operations run with minimal downtime, saving you money and increasing efficiency.


People discuss digitizationDigitalization and data analysis allow for smarter operations. One aim of our offshore drilling solution is to reduce maintenance and downtime to an absolute minimum. Our smart service cuts costs and increases efficiency. It reduces the need for service personnel to be deployed to the remote platform to an absolute minimum.

MAN PrimeServ keeps your turbomachinery running

Our service engineers provide preventive maintenance, assist your troubleshooting, and get your facilities up and running in no time – wherever and whenever you need them.

How you benefit:

  • Fast, reliable and expert customer support 
  • Bespoke service agreements
  • Global service – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year 
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reduced weight of HOFIM™ compared to traditional compressor designs

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Interested in safer and more profitable operations and reduced man-hours on the platform?

Our remote platform concept featuring the HOFIM™ sealed compressor is designed to make your operations as lean and efficient as possible.

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