Ships and other installations at quayside has previously been operated using diesel generators. This has its clear disadvantages in terms of efficiency, noise and air pollution. It was therefore with great joy the yard received NOK 5.5 million in support from Enova this spring to establish an onshore power facility.
“Compared to diesel generators, the onshore power facility protects the environment from up to 34 tons of CO2 emissions every day,” tells a satisfied Yard Manager, Tom Falkeid.
The onshore power facility comprises two converter containers that may be moved around the quay area according to needs. Now, they supply power to ships that have docked for maintenance and other assignments. Next year the facility will also be used for the commissioning phase of the Johan Sverdrup Drilling Platform Deck.
“In addition to the environmental benefits, the onshore power facility will ensure far more affordable power to our projects. This means a lot in today’s market. Providing our clients with even better prices helps us secure jobs,” Falkeid points out.
Aibel has been responsible for the establishing the facility, while the actual converter equipment has been delivered by Petro Support West. Each converter container may deliver a total of 20.000 kWt during a 24 hour period – enough to meet the energy need of a family house for an entire year.
Published 23 December 2016