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Bilfinger renewable generator agreement to help curb emissions in oil and gas decommissioning

Bilfinger renewable generator agreement to help curb emissions in oil and gas decommissioning


Operations, maintenance and asset integrity contractor Bilfinger Salamis, has partnered with Netherlands-based Amphibious Energy to provide renewable energy generator units capable of saving 50 tonnes of CO2e per year for oil and gas operators

Bilfinger Salamis 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 generator can provide power in late life operations and lighthouse mode as oil and gas assets are prepared for decommissioning.

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 generator 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, providing a strong proposition for late life assets awaiting decommissioning.

“Bilfinger Salamis, with its major portfolio of oil and gas 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 Salamis will be presenting the EnergyPod at Decom Live at Aberdeen Harbour 2nd and 3rd of September, and at the Future North Sea virtual event 6th September.

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Published: 01-09-2021

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