Swedish firm Echandia, a provider of energy storage solutions for maritime and offshore use, has received a first order for battery systems to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency on a jack-up drilling rig in the Middle East.
There’s increasing demand from customers for oil and gas producers to reduce the carbon footprint of energy production, and hybridizing the platform helps achieve this by reducing the need for multiple generators during peak loads. This leads to smoother operation, lower fuel consumption, reduced maintenance costs, and a favorable return on investment.
The 860 kWh energy storage system, based on Echandia’s marine-certified battery, was selected for its safety, longevity, and high-power output. The container-based design allows for easy installation. The use of heavy-duty batteries in offshore energy will show the potential to reduce fuel consumption and lower maintenance costs, and Echandia sees opportunities for growth while helping producers meet growing demands for efficiency.
Fredrik Hellström, CEO Echandia, comments: “Echandia is proud to have taken this contract, and to be a part of increasing efficiency of natural gas extraction in the middle east. There is clearly a strong trend to reduce emissions in various parts of the fuel production process, often driven by the buyers. Our solutions play an important role in this transition and we are happy that our products contribute to reduced emissions and energy efficiency in this industry.”