PSW Power & Automation has the following relevant DSB approvals:
EX certified areas
Singel high voltage
Operation and maintenance
E-HUB for ports
Legislation and ongoing regulation are pushing ports around Europe to decarbonize their operations. This accelerating electrification of the marine and port sector increases the demand for shore power and DC charging. At the same time, the electrification of cargo handling equipment, cars, trucks and other port equipment increases the need for high power charging solutions as well as an investment in stronger grid connections with higher capacities. To address these challenges PSW Power & Automation has developed an energy hub for ports.
At the heart of the E-HUB is our conventional shore power system. The shore power system can deliver power to any connected vessel independent of voltage and frequency. Additionally, it can charge batteries onboard the vessel with a DC fast charging connection according to applicable standards. Where required the E-HUB can cater to the charging needs of mobile battery containers, passenger speed boats, cranes, trucks, and other port equipment using a Combined Charging System (CCS) or Megawatt Charging System (MCS). In this way, the requirement for multiple systems, providing similar services, is taken out of the commercial equation.
Secondly, the increasing power demand also requires the availability of sufficient capacity from the electricity grid. By its nature, shore power and DC fast charging are generating high power peaks for shorter time periods. These load variations trigger the need for costly upgrades of the electrical infrastructure to ensure resilience against peak loads. With the electrification trend and an energy crisis on the horizon, grid availability becomes a challenge. The E-HUB addresses this with the possibility to integrate alternative energy sources such as solar and hydrogen. In addition, the E-HUB has an integrated battery system for energy storage.
Power, energy and investment optimalisation are key elements in the E-HUB solution. In addition to providing flexible power to various consumers it can operate as a power source feeding back to the port electrical network or grid. This increases utilization of the system when there are limited consumers connected. Peak shaving, grid stabilization, energy optimisation and emergency power are functions of the E-HUB mitigating challenges caused by large load variations as a result of the never-ending electrification trend to ensure emission reduction.
Mobile E-HUB for construction sites
The electrification of the construction industry requires increased grid availability as new machinery is being electrified. The energy consumption in a typical construction site is significantly higher than after the construction project has been completed. Getting higher capacity power supplies to building sites is driving both costs as well as waiting times for permits and connections to be completed. To reduce these effects, it can therefore be profitable setting up a Mobile E-HUB.
At the the heart of the E-HUB is our Mobile battery system that covers peak loads while the limited grid connection charges the batteries based on the average assumed load. In addition to delivering power to any connected consumers the E-HUB can charge electric trucks, excavators and other equipment using a Combined Charging System (CCS) or Megawatt Charging System (MCS).
In some cases, there is limited of or no power available to the construction site. In this case the E-HUB offers the possibility to integrate alternative energy sources such as solar and hydrogen. In addition, the E-HUB can charge mobile battery containers that can be transported to the electric consumer and avoid moving the construction equipment back to the E-HUB for recharging.
Additional functions such as peak shaving, grid stabilization, energy optimalisation and emergency power are functions of the E-HUB mitigating challenges caused by large load variations as a result of the never-ending electrification trend to ensure emission reduction.
Battery and hybrid electric vessels
Marine energy storage integration
An energy storage system (ESS) is designed to enhance the overall operation of your rigs or vessels. The system ensures substantial emission reductions as well as reductions in fuel and maintenance costs.
An ESS system is integrated with conventional diesel engines, and offers significant efficiency improvement by running the engines optimal load and absorbing many of the load fluctuations through batteries.
By increasing the power redundancy, the system allows the engine to operate with the highest efficiency and lowest emissions, which will result in reduced maintenance need and increased system performance.
ESS systems is suitable for new projects, as well as retrofits of existing installations, and can be used when the vessel is at shore, either self-supplied or in combination with shore power.
Your partner in ESS integration
PSW Power & Automation provides turnkey projects for your energy storage vessel integration involving: design and manufacturing, testing and class approvals of energy storage container solutions, yard and logistics and also complete mechanical and electrical integration on vessel/rig.
We believe that inland waterway transport is an energy efficient, safe and sustainable alternative to other modes of transportation. As in sea and ocean-going marine electrification is starting to accelerate significantly. This trend, in different forms, is present in various vessel types, from waterbuses to ferries and cargo carriers. Largely independent of the vessel type, our Mobile batteries containers can be integrated into any propulsion architecture, be it hybrid solution, combined with diesel engines, hydrogen fuel cells or in a full electric setup.
With combination of a battery system and hybrid propulsion, we can reduce operating hours on the generator-sets and ensure optimal loading when generators are online. This results in reduced fuel consumption, maintenance cost and the emission of greenhouse gasses.
The solution is suitable for new projects, as well as retrofits of existing installations. Additionally, it can be used when the vessel is alongside the quay, either self-supplied or in combination with shore power.
PSW Power & Automation supports you in your vessel integration projects involving design and manufacturing, testing and approvals of mobile battery solutions and complete mechanical and electrical integration on the vessel.
Optimal use of generators
Reduced fuel consumption
Contribution to zero-emission shipping
Ready for new emission standards
Battery and hybrid electric fish farms
The power requirement within Aquaculturehas large variations and fluctuations. The average load is relatively low while the diesel generators are dimensioned for peak loads.
With use of a battery and hybridisation we can reduce operating hours on the generator-sets and ensure optimal loading when generators are online. This results in reduced fuel consumption, maintenance cost and emission of greenhouse gasses.
The solution is ready for shore power or hydrogen power connection when and where this is available. A hybrid solution with use of renewable energy sources requires a battery to ensure energy and cost optimalisation.
In addition, the solution can be integrated with aDC charging solution for electric workboats that are operating in the area.
With our extensive experience within shore power, battery hybridisation and as a proven electric installer within renewable energy sector, PSW Power & Automation has the unique opportunity to deliver a complete turnkey hybridisation project.
PSW Power & Automation offers DC fast charging solutions for safe and reliable power transfer from the aquaculture power system to the onboard batteries. The DC charging is done with use of high-power CCS. The power transfer is 200kW, that ensures fast recharge of the work boats operating in the area.
EIT – offshore and yard
Specialist in electrical services
PSW Power & Automation has specialized in EIT for offshore installations and rig upgrades. We have considerable experience with turnkey projects within electrical and automation systems, and offer a wide range of specialist services.
PSW Power & Automation aim to deliver responsive, cost effective projects and have the knowledge and experience to pursue operational excellence.
We provide specialists within electro and automation:
PRESAFE/ DNV authorized EX workshop
Design, fabrication & certification of EX systems
Design, fabrication & certification of pressurized systems
Periodical inspections is performed according to IEC 60079-17 & DNV GL-OS-D201
Workshop & service department on Ågotnes and Mongstad
Electrical & automation technicians
5 year SPS electrical survey
VFD’s and transformer solutions
Electrical installations and modifications on & offshore
Fiber – optical systems
PSW Power & Automation also deliver services within EX maintenance and periodical inspections, and our PRESAFE Authorized workshop/department is equipped to handle re-certifications and design of new systems for hazardous areas ( Exe, Exd, Exp, Exi)