JCE Energy has been awarded a £1.2m contract for the engineering, manufacture and supply of large solar packages, suitable for use in Zone 1 hazardous areas, for a client in Southeast Asia. The systems will be installed on various remote wellhead platforms in the Java Sea, part of a vital oil and gas development.
The solar power systems will be providing power for locally installed instrumentation, telecoms equipment, navigational aids and process equipment / motors, on each of the facilities. The complete packages will be manufactured and tested at JCE Energy’s custom built facility in Aberdeen, ready to be installed and commissioned on site
The Ex Zone 1 systems will include; NiCad Battery Enclosures, Battery Monitoring and Alarm Systems, 24Vdc & 400Vac Power Distribution Board and Solar Panels. The off-grid solar packages have a robust design to ensure they can withstand extreme weather & hazardous conditions, while providing a reliable source of power during periods of darkness.
Martin Craig, JCE Energy’s managing director commented: “This is a fantastic project which demonstrates our collaborative relationship with an international client to solve a number of challenging offshore power requirements. Our objective is not only to address the critical loads of the platform, but also to provide a sustainable solution which actively reduces the carbon footprint of an offshore installation.”
JCE Energy is a world leader in the provision of renewable control and off-grid power systems, providing innovative project solutions in the solar, wind, biomass and wave sectors. With over 10 years in the growing alternative energy industry, the company has gained considerable experience delivering eco-friendly, cost effective and reliable energy solutions to its clients in the petrochemical, marine, construction, mining and commercial industries.
JCE Energy’s wide range of capabilities include FEED, manufacturing, testing, installation, commissioning and EPC contracting, demonstrating its ability to provide clients with a complete service from initial concept to delivery and ongoing maintenance.