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Bilfinger renewable generator agreement to help curb emissions in offshore wind development

Posted on 02 September 2021

Bilfinger renewable generator agreement to help curb emissions in offshore wind development

Operations, maintenance and asset integrity contractor Bilfinger Salamis, has partnered with Netherlands-based Amphibious Energy to rollout renewable energy generator units capable of saving 50 tonnes of CO2e per year for offshore wind 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 diesel models.

The generator supports power requirements for offshore wind 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 wind farm operators 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, enabling wind to be an even cleaner energy source by reducing emissions at the commissioning phase.

“Bilfinger Salamis, with its major portfolio of offshore wind 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 displaying the EnergyPod at Floating Offshore Wind in Aberdeen 15th September, and at the Global Offshore Wind show at the ExCel London 29th September.