Helping Woodside reduce dependence on fossil fuels
Complex, Remote Energy Management
Woodside Energy's Goodwin A offshore production platform is located about 135 km off the northwest coast of Australia, operating in highly rugged conditions. A pioneering grid edge solution was designed and implemented to meet the complex needs of remote management, operations and service for the platform.
Reduce dependency on fossil fuels at the Goodwyn A offshore production platform (135 kms northwest of Western Australia) and develop a proof of concept for application at other offshore platforms and sites
Develop a Virtual Synchronous Machine custom designed for Oil & Gas operation, that provides spinning reserve in place of operating a gas turbine to supply the offshore platform
Saved 3,000 tonnes of gas fuel per year and reduced CO2 emissions, while enhancing the reliability and flexibility of the offshore platform
Hitachi's Offshore Microgrid Solution
Meeting the complex needs of remote energy management and operations:
- Gas Turbines (5 x 3.5 MW)
- PowerStore Battery (2.8 MW / 1.43 MWh)
- e-mesh Control System
- Remote monitoring
- Providing ‘spinning reserve’ to aid short term backup
- Minimize the dependency on diesel generator
- Reduce fuel gas consumption by 2000 tons per year and CO2 emissions by 5%
Images source: Woodside Energy Ltd.
It’s a win-win for Woodside and the wider community. The bonus is that BESS has performed even better than expectations.
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