Both in the vessels that support offshore operations and topside on the rigs, batteries are increasingly used in hybrid power and propulsion system to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs, as well as cut air pollution. Now, with stricter environmental regulations that will incur costs for air emissions, batteries provide a very compelling business case.
Batteries help the diesel gensets in all parts of the offshore operation run at optimal efficiency, by peak shaving and load levelling. They can also act as spinning reserve and supply of backup power. Often fewer diesel gensets are needed, resulting in both fuel and maintenance cost savings.
From the North Sea to the Gulf of Mexico, offshore construction and drilling operations – and the vessels that support them – are using Corvus ESSs to be more fuel efficient and reducing emissions.