M&H CONSULTING AWARDED RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT
BY BW ENERGY
(MARCH 2021) - To power their operations, offshore oil and gas facilities need large amounts of electricity, almost all of which is currently generated from fossil fuels. However, a growing number of forward-thinking companies are exploring the environmental and commercial benefits of renewable power generation. M&H Consulting is working with one of these companies to determine their best path forward.
M&H Consulting was recently awarded a contract by BW Energy to analyze and assess the feasibility of supplementing fossil fuel power generation with renewable technologies for BW Energy’s Hibiscus Alpha Mobile Offshore Production Unit (MOPU), which will be installed off the coast of Gabon, Africa.
As originally designed, the MOPU’s electrical power would be created entirely by natural-gas-driven generators. The M&H Consulting analysis will investigate whether in-situ wind and solar technologies could be used to generate up to 25% of the facility’s power requirements, thereby reducing its carbon footprint and potentially providing savings in operating costs and regulatory compliance.
M&H Consulting will fully evaluate the design and installation of wind and solar power generation options, including capital, operating, and maintenance cost calculations; size, weight, and logistical considerations; and uptime and reliability factors. Their analysis will also determine the greenhouse gas per kW impact for each option and the volume of natural gas and diesel fuel saved.
“We are pleased to partner with BW Energy to evaluate the practicality and sustainability of their energy options,” said Lisa Costello, MBA, President of M&H Consulting. “We support their commitment to cleaner energy and understand their need for accurate, complete information to guide decision-making.”