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Power source for offshore remote platform

Power source for offshore remote platform

Power source for offshore remote platform

Dear all,

I launch to install new telecom. equipment situated on unmanned wellhead platform ( outdoor use/hazardous area zone 2) which load consumption requires continually  5kW at 220v,50Hz - 24 hrs in operation. Can anyone recommend a power generation source (such as diesel generator, solar sys, etc..) designed and manufactured for offshore facilities.


RE: Power source for offshore remote platform

Suggestion: Check
1. For Diesel Gensets:
for 8kW up
for 5kW up
2. For Solar
2a. SunWize Technologies, Inc.
90 Boices Lane
Kingston, NY 12401 USA
Tel: 800-817-6527
Fax: 845-336-0457
Product Description
Solar Electric Power Supply For Remote Telecommunication Projects, Rural Electrification, Water Pumping, Village Power, Custom Module Mfg. & OEM Integration, Product Fabrication & Distribution
2b. Siemens SM solar modules

RE: Power source for offshore remote platform


If your system on the platform is for monitoring,i.e. non motor loads, we have found the most reliable way is to have a small 1800rpm diesel genset in conjunction with a inverter/battery supply. Pure sine wave inverters give out "clean" power and the genset can be set up for auto start on low battery voltage or amp capacity. The genset charging system should be sized to the battery bank so the genset runs about 4 to 6 hours a day depending upon draw. Provided you are in a sunshine belt you can add solar panels to the charging system, but at your power demand, I would still have the genset for primary charging and the solar as an assist. This system can be assembled in self contained module measuring 4 x 6 x 6 for easy transport and options are available for cell phone and or satelite phone data transfer.
Hope this helps

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