Operations, maintenance and asset integrity contractor Bilfinger Salamis UK has partnered with Netherlands-based Amphibious Energy to provide renewable energy generator units capable of saving 50 tonnes of CO2e per year for operators in the offshore oil, gas and wind markets.
Bilfinger has agreed exclusive rights in the UK and select European countries to install, commission, maintain, decommission and remove the Dutch offshore power specialist’s EnergyPod – a first-of-its-kind autonomous, fully renewable generator that provides a green substitute to existing diesel models.
The EnergyPod can provide power in late life operations and lighthouse mode as oil and gas assets are prepared for decommissioning. In the offshore wind market, the generator supports power requirements for construction and commissioning, and during maintenance periods where turbines are unable to run but require power for work to be undertaken.
The transportable EnergyPod can be set-up and ready to power in 90 minutes. It features a specialised offshore wind turbine and solar panels, with a battery storage unit ensuring autonomy for up to 240 hours on still and cloudy days.
Jody Lusher, business development manager at Bilfinger Salamis UK, said: “The EnergyPod’s all-in-one renewable system and high performance helps offshore assets to easily move away from diesel for their temporary power requirements, as clients strive to curb carbon emissions across their operations.
“THE ENERGYPOD ALSO DELIVERS MAJOR COST SAVINGS WHEN COMPARED TO USING DIESEL GENERATORS TOO. IT NEGATES FUEL EXPENSES WHILE HELPING TECHNICIANS TO FOCUS ON MORE PRODUCTIVE TASKS BY REMOVING THE NEED FOR NEAR-DAILY REFUELLING OPERATIONS.”
Willem van der Merwe, director at Amphibious Energy, said: “The EnergyPod is a first of its kind generator for the offshore market. It’s plug-and-play operability and smart remote monitoring software enables light-touch maintenance. It provides a strong proposition for operators,whether for late life assets awaiting decommissioning, or enabling wind to be an even cleaner energy source by reducing emissions at the commissioning phase. Bilfinger with its major portfolio of offshore clients across the UK and Europe, is an excellent partner in helping us to reach operators with our renewable technology and support the net zero drive.”
Bilfinger will be exhibiting the EnergyPod at Decom Live at Aberdeen Harbour 2nd and 3rd of September, and at Global Offshore Wind at the ExCel Centre at London on 29th and 30th September.