Chouest to install battery-hybrid system aboard PSV

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(GALLIANO, La.) — Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) announced Monday that it has finalized a long-term contract with a major oil producer in the Gulf of Mexico to install a battery-hybrid system aboard a 312-foot platform supply vessel (PSV).

Edison Chouest will partner with affiliate Marine Technologies on the project, company officials said. In addition to cutting emissions while on port standbys, the battery system will allow the ship to operate on a single diesel generator within the 500-meter safety zone around oil platforms.

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“In pursuit of our long-term vision for renewable energy development and reduced emissions, Edison Chouest Offshore strives to improve efficiency through technology and innovation,” said Dino Chouest, the company’s executive vice president. “Receiving the first-ever contract for battery technology in the Jones Act market demonstrates the close relationship we maintain with our clients and their trust in working with Edison Chouest Offshore.”

ECO will be the second company to have battery-hybrid PSV in the Gulf. Harvey Gulf International Marine has been operating a system aboard the PSV Harvey Energy for three months.

By Professional Mariner Staff