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Edison Chouest Offshore to Install First Battery Pack on a Jones Act PSV

Mike Schuler
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December 21, 2020

Louisiana-based Edison Chouest Offshore has announced plans to install a battery system on board one of its 312-foot platform supply vessels working for a major oil and gas company in the Gulf of Mexico.

ECO will work with U.S.-based Marine Technologies on the project, which includes options for additional vessels. “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-meter zone,” ECO said, referring to the 500-meter safety zone around offshore installations.

ECO this Fall announced plans to build and operate the first-ever Jones Act compliant Service Operations Vessel (SOV) for the U.S. offshore wind industry. The company said these projects, combined with its proprietary shore power systems, C-Power, are examples of its effort to help client achieve long-term emissions reductions.

“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,” said Chouest.

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