Woodside to install pioneering battery system offshore Western Australia

ABB Australia will supply Woodside Energy with a microgrid solution featuring a lithium-ion PowerStore Battery energy storage system on the Goodwyn A platform offshore Western Australia.

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – ABB Australia will supply Woodside Energy with a microgrid solution featuring a lithium-ion PowerStore Battery energy storage system on the Goodwyn A platform offshore Western Australia.

The installation, scheduled for the second half of 2018, will be the first offshore application of such technology anywhere, Woodside claimed.

The 1 MWh PowerStore Battery should reduce the need for back-up capacity, or ‘spinning reserve,’ in Goodwyn A’s power generation system.

As a result, the platform’s use of fuel gas should decrease by more than 2,000 metric tons/yr (2,204 tons), allowing for incremental LNG production and cutting the platform’s carbon dioxide emissions by 5%.

01/02/2018

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