Edison Chouest secures long-term contract for onboard battery system

Edison Chouest secures long-term contract for onboard battery system
One of Edison Chouest’s platform supply vessels. Image courtesy of ECO

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) has executed the first long-term contract with a major oil and gas company in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to install a battery-on-board (BoB) system onboard an ECO 312′ Class platform supply vessel (PSV), with options for additional systems.

The vessel has been augmented with the latest sustainable BoB technology in order to reduce the carbon footprint during operations and port standby periods.

ECO is working alongside its affiliate Marine Technologies to use proprietary, class-certified automation. This integrated solution between a marine propulsion and battery system will be the first of its kind to allow the PSV to work on one generator in the 500-metre zone.

“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. 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,” said Dino Chouest, executive vice president of ECO.

“Through these efforts, we can reduce our carbon footprint and protect the environment for future generations, while our technological innovations make our customers’ offshore operations more efficient and cost-effective.”