Vard Electro Wins Contract For First Multi-Mode Battery Technology Vessel For Canadian Oil And Gas
The contract was awarded by Atlantic Towing and the innovative hybrid battery power system would be integrated on Atlantic Towing’s vessel Atlantic Shrike
On 13th July 2021, it was reported that Vard Electro has been awarded a contract for the first multi-mode battery power system. The contract was awarded by Atlantic Towing and the innovative hybrid battery power system would be integrated on Atlantic Towing’s vessel Atlantic Shrike. The company would be the first to integrate multiple-mode applications of battery technologies on a single vessel in the Canadian offshore oil and gas industry.
Vard Electro is utilizing its vast technological experience and cooperation across borders to meet the demands of the project. Vard Electro is continuously trying to develop new and efficient products and technologies to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. The company is combining local expertise with previous engineering experience to find the best solution for the multi-mode battery power system.
Pierre Poulain, Managing Director, Vard Electro Canada, said, “The team in Canada is very excited about this project. We are thrilled to be installing our innovative and cost-effective SeaQ solutions that have been adapted to the local industry requirements.”
The SeaQ Energy Storage System (SeaQ ESS) operates on unique hybrid technology with the main purpose of reducing emission, fuel consumption, and increasing safety. The SeaQ ESS store excess energy and utilizes it later to reduce the fuel consumption and optimizes the performance of the vessel. The operations can be performed easily with fewer engines online with the help of the SeaQ ESS, and it ensures that te the online engines are operating at an optimal load. The ability of the SeaQ ESS to supply immediate energy in critical situations enhances the safety of the vessel.
Petroleum Research Newfoundland & Labrador (PRNL) is funding the project for Atlantic Towing as a component of the offshore research, development, and demonstration program of Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Upgrades to the Platform Supply Vessel, Atlantic Shrike, and the integration of battery systems into the vessel’s existing diesel-electric propulsion plant would be supported by the funding received from PRNL.
Peter Pilskog, Vice President Sales & Business Development, Vard Electro said, “We share the ambitions of Atlantic Towing and are looking forward to implementing the products and integrated solutions that will lead to a greener industry. The innovative design and extended battery size offer a range of benefits and will be a perfect fit for the operational profile of this vessel.”
Atlantic Shrike is based on the homeport of Atlantic Towing, St. John’s, Canada, and is one of the four modern diesel-electric vessels.