HØVIK, Norway – DNV has completed a concept verification review of Odfjell Oceanwind’s WindGrid system for mobile offshore wind units (MOWU).
The company’s review confirms the technical feasibility of the WindGrid system, and that expected reductions in CO2 emissions for North Sea applications are in the range of 60-70%, compared to generation of electricity from conventional gas turbines.
Odfjell’s WindGrid provides an uninterrupted power supply from MOWUs to micro-grids. It combines energy storage, grid converters, and floating wind turbines in order to enable gas turbine generators to be shut down during peak wind power production.
Per Lund, CEO of Odfjell Oceanwind, said: “The flexibility of the MOWUs, combined with emission cuts exceeding the industry’s 2030 ambitions, means that the industry can deliver on the green shift faster and more cost effectively than any other alternative that exists today, including power from shore.”
DNV’s review included a technical assessment of all components, a HAZID to identify hazards that could prevent successful implementation, and a verification of the estimated wind power production with corresponding fuel savings and CO2 emission reductions for the oil and gas installation connected to the integrated MOWU and WindGrid system.