Energy products

Shore power

Making the ports greener

PSW Power & Automation offers complete, seamlessly integrated shore power systems for safe and reliable power transfer from the public electric power grid to the vessel while in port. We have focus on sustainable onshore power systems and all designs are according to IEC 80005-1 and IEC 80005-3.

In addition to delivery of shore power systems and services PSW Power & Automation can deliver optimized solutions to upgrade and strengthen infrastructure of the local grid and port network.

 Shore power solutions

  • Complete shore power and energy storage systems
  • Plug and play power solutions for maritime applications
  • Userfriendly
  • Design, production, installation and commissioning
  • Low and high voltage infrastructure
  • Retrofit and new installations

Shore power for rent

  • Containerized solutions
  • 450 kVA – 3,4 MVA modules
  • Single or parallel shore power units up to 16MVA
  • Simple and intuitive operator controls
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Additional static converters and transformers for rental
  • Consultancy and inhouse test facilities

Shore power – commissioning phase

  • Modular solutions for commissioning power
  • Commissioning power for major yard facilities – production platforms – FPSO`s – MODU`s
  • Static converters for multiple purpose: variable speed, high starting current, testing and FAT/SAT
  • Typical 1MVA – 40MVA
SHORE POWER MODULE450kVA – Low harmonic
SHORE POWER MODULE780kVA – Low harmonic
SHORE POWER MODULE1000kVA – Low harmonic
SHORE POWER MODULE1200kVA – Low harmonic
SHORE POWER MODULE1750kVA – Low harmonic
SHORE POWER MODULE2200kVA – Low harmonic
SHORE POWER MODULE3400kVA – Low harmonic

Shore power by hydrogen

The world runs on energy. Decarbonization is inevitable.

The maritime industry needs an alternative to diesel for its high-capacity electricity supply. A Norwegian consortium has been established to deliver this through clean hydrogen-based shore power solutions and consists of PSW Power & Automation, Westgass, H2 Production and CCB (Coast Center Base at Ågotnes).

This pilot shows how we can increase the energy supply by using hydrogen as a renewable energy source or run in hybrid configuration with power from the grid.

PSW Power & Automation provides the technology for this project which demonstrates a hybrid shore power solution. A system which power electronics are designed, built and tested at our facilities at Ågotnes. Read more about the pilot.

Together – for a better climate.

DC Charging

Charging intelligence

PSW Power & Automation offers complete, seamlessly integrated DC charging solutions for safe and reliable power transfer from the power grid to the onboard batteries.

A dynamic charging system that automatically charges ships based on:

  • Power ramp according to grid capacility
  • Dynamic power limit based on available charging time
  • Price of electricity

In addition to deliver the DC charging solutions we can deliver optimized solutions with on-shore batteries and strengthen infrastructure of the local grid and port network.

  • Low and high voltage infra-structure
  • Certified containerized solutions
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Quick and easy installation

Mobile energy

Battery containers

Many industrial projects must be put on hold because the power grid has too little capacity. By using a dynamic energy storage system, power consumption can be optimized using intelligence and release capacity in the power grid.

The energy challenge

Industrial projects and investments in hydrogen, data centers and electrification are affected by too little power and too little capacity in the grid. It will take several years before increased capacity is in place, but the need for power is now.

The solution is intelligent

As a contribution to solve this challenge, PSW Power & Automation has developed a new product – BQ Battery Intelligence – a dynamic power storage system for the power grid, shore power, industry and private market. The battery system will optimize the power consumption by using intelligence.

The solution has the following properties:

  • Module based Plug-and-Play installation
  • Flexible – Scalable output
  • Smart energy storage
  • Integration towards all renewable sources
  • Can be adapted to all types of environments

BQ Battery Intelligence can optimize the power consumption by using dynamic power sharing, power boost and energy cost optimalization.

Mobile battery for temporary infrastructure

Our mobile battery solutions is developed for temporary infrastructure and hybridisation which is available in three sizes; BQ-S, BQ-M and BQ-L.

The BQ Battery intelligence solution is standardised and produced, pre-parameterized and tested in PSW Power & Automation`s production facilities in Norway. This guarantees minimal installation time and immediate operation. As a proven electric installer within the renewable sector and extensive experience in battery integration, PSW Power & Automation has the unique ability to deliver an electrical infrastructure turnkey solution for you energy storage products.

The battery solution can be used to optimize power consumption by using dynamic power sharing, power boost and energy cost optimization. In addition to delivering BQ, we can upgrade and strengthen the infrastructure of the local power grid.

BQ – Energy Optimization ensures the optimal operation and utilisation of your power sources. With the help of load smoothing, the efficiency of the energy source operated in parallel with the battery increases. If the energy producer shuts down the battery can handle the loads until a new power producer is online. In addition, the power producer can charge the battery if needed. Energy optimization reduces energy cost by considering electricity prices and grid transfer tariffs.

BQ – Power Boost prevents energy producer overload by using the battery to handle peak loads. The energy producer provides power within its capabilities, while the battery functions as a power booster.

BQ – Dynamic Power Sharing delivers power to a customer grid with no other energy producers connected.

Dynamic power sharing between different consumers can be implemented to prevent overload and consumer priority.

Read Business Norway`s article about mobile batteries enable zero-emission construction sites.

Mobile DC charging containers

Our Mobile charging system is the perfect DC fast charging solution for areas with inadequate grid infrastructure. The container has an integrated battery enabling seamless charging of electric construction equipment, trucks, boats, and vehicles. The containers are designed for mobile transport, giving maximum flexibility.

The Mobile DC charger is designed as a modular and expandable unit that allows for a variation of energy and power rating according to your needs. The smallest unit is suitable for transport on a trailer, while the larger units have a housing that corresponds to ISO Containers (10, 20 or 40 FT).

The unit’s feature:

  • Simple connection and disconnection at different locations
  • Operation in parallel with the grid or in island mode off-grid
  • Re-charging by AC grid or DC CCS charging stations
  • Individual payment system. Only pay for your own charging consumption. Other companies can use the same charger and pay themselves for what they charge
  • Simple operation user interface with RFID-chip
  • Charging up to 360kW on a single CCS plug
  • Automatic load sharing if several CCS plugs are in use at the same time

Mobile fuel cell containers

The ongoing electrification of many industrial applications is creating challenges on the supply side. The higher power demand and peak loads are requiring investments in additional, higher capacity grid connections in areas that have a limited supply. On top of the investment in infrastructure the higher tariffs for high demand periods are creating additional cost.

To help solve this power challenge, PSW Power & Automation has developed HYQ – Hydrogen Intelligence – a hydrogen fuel cell solution for multiple applications.

HYQ is a standardised unit that is manufactured, pre-parameterised, installed and tested in PSW’s production facility. This guarantees minimal installation time and immediate operation. With long hydrogen integration experience and as a recognised installer within renewable energy, PSW has the unique ability to deliver a complete infrastructure turnkey solution including the hydrogen fuel cell solution.

HYQ – Hydrogen Intelligence can optimise the power production by using dynamic power sharing, power increase and energy cost optimalisation. In addition to delivering HYQ, PSW can upgrade and strengthen the infrastructure of the local power grid

HYQ – Power Increase: This function prevents grid overload by using the hydrogen as additional power source to cover the gap between grid capacity and consumer consumption. The public grid provides limited power while the hydrogen fuel cell increases the power capacity in the local grid.

HYQ – Dynamic Power Sharing: The unit continuously monitors and adjusts power consumption against available grid and hydrogen power capability. Energy can be routed where it is most needed, and an overload is prevented by dynamic power limiting of connected consumers.

HYQ- Energy Cost Optimalisation: The integrated intelligenge uses the hydrogen fuel cells to ensure the lowest energy cost for consumed energy. In addition, ensures the highest energy price when selling excess energy to a consumer or back to the grid.

Solar energy

PSW Power & Automation is an experienced supplier of solar energy systems for both the private and industrial market.

The sun is the largest and cleanest energy source we have, and can be adapted to all our power systems as a renewable energy source, and relieve the local power grid.

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Topside products

Standard and customized topside products

PSW Power & Automation manufactures standard and customized topside products for the oil and gas industry. Skilled engineers and project managers ensures that the design, planning and production is executed as efficiently as possible. Our workshop facilities are equipped to handle new production, maintenance and modification of topside equipment such as VSD containers, reels, electro-hydraulic systems and other customer-specific equipment.

Umbilical reel systems

We supply complete, quality reels according to NORSOK Z 015 and DNVGL standards. All systems can be certified for hazardous areas.

Hydraulic power units (HPU)

We provide standard and customized hydraulic power units for high, medium and low pressure.

Offshore containers

We produce power and control containers as well as office/workshop containers. Standard and custom designed with integrated fire and gas system, control system and HVAC system suitable for locations in both tropical and arctic areas.

Radar radomes

Total supplier of EX approved radomes for use on ships and offshore installations.

EX cabinets

We offer certified EX cabinets, fire & gas panels, purge panels and EXP control cabinets as well as recertification of existing EX equipment.

E-house & SWB modules

We design and manufacture E-house modules and switchboard modules for drilling and subsea power distribution.

Customer specific topside products

Design, engineering, manufacturing and testing of tailormade topside products. PSW Power & Automation can help you identify your needs, implementing which includes structural design, electrical design, instrumentation and EX certification.

Frequency converters and transformers

PSW Power & Automation provide specialist services within frequency converter solutions. Our systems consists of low harmonic, Active Front End converters, inverter modules with integrated sine wave filters, output breakers and integrated cooling skid. The system also includes a control section with PLC and HMI for customer interface and monitoring. 

PSW Power & Automation has a wide selection of static frequency converters for rental and sale.

Subsea electrification

EVA – Electric Valve Actuator

PSW Power & Automation and SubC Solutions has developed an advanced solution which enables oil companies and service companies to completely electrify their subsea installations. Our Electric Valve Actuator (EVA) has an integrated control and communication solution which enable electrification of the subsea installations independent of the existing subsea infrastructure and EPCI contractor.

EVA is scalable from 50 Nm to 3000 Nm and is available with battery packs for failsafe operation. Functionality includes open/close and choke operation with auto homing and position retention at power loss. It can be configured for multiturn or 90 degrees operation for different valve types and has flexible control interface with Serial, Ethernet and CANbus communication, meeting SIIS level 1 through 3 and other industrial interface standards.

Our Electric Valve Actuator will be a huge contribution to sustainable subsea operations in addition to being time and cost efficient.


  • All electric valve operation with low power consumption
  • Cost effective solution
  • Easy installation and service compared to hydraulically solutions
  • Can be delivered with API 17F qualified control system for subsea integration
  • Reduce operational equipment both topside and subsea
  • Eliminates the risk of hydraulic fluid leakage
  • Operate valves remotely without use of ROV
  • Reduce umbilical complexity and costs
  • Performance and conditioning monitoring of electrical valve actuator
  • Valve operation signature data

Typical application

  • Oil production and injection XT (Valve Tree)
  • Manifolds and Templates
  • Subsea storage
  • Subsea separation
  • Water treatment systems
  • Chemical systems
  • Subsea tools and ROV tools
  • Flowline riser bases
  • BOP`s, SSD`s and Capping Stack`s
  • MPD and other drilling systems
  • Pumping systems
  • Work-over systems
  • Subsea mining
  • Ocean farming
  • Offshore wind and wave projects
API 17F qualified electronicsPR2 tested
Scalable design with different sizes and valve interfacesHigh reliability and long life expectancy
Scalable design with different sizes and valve interfaces3000 meters operational depth
Failsafe functionalityUser configurable
Flexible power, control and communication interface optionsPermanent or ROV retrievable versions
Optional battery pack with battery management systemLow power consumption
Standart material: titanium gr. 5 (wetted parts)Continuing valve position monitoring