Work on the acquisition of two new vessels to support the operation of Vår Energi in the North Sea began in October.
The initiative is part of the sustainability strategy of the company, where it is important to choose suppliers with solutions that can reduce the environmental footprint of Vår Energi.
“We are constantly working to reduce our footprint, so we were extra happy when Olympic Energy became available. The supply vessel is one of the cleanest vessels in operation on the shelf and helps us move closer to a more environmentally friendly oil and gas production in the North Sea.”Eivind Espe, operations support manager at Vår Energi.
Olympic Energy is special because it has a battery pack of 460 kWh on board, in addition to running on natural gas (LNG). The battery is turned on when the energy demand is at its highest. Olympic Energy is special because it has a battery pack of 460 kWh on board, in addition to running on natural gas ( LNG). The battery is turned on when the energy demand is at its highest. In addition, the ship can connect to shore power and charge the battery when the ship is at the dock.
The second ship is Troms Sirius. The ship uses traditional fuel, but will be upgraded so that it can be connected to shore power during quay stays.
Both vessels will operate between the Balder field in the North Sea and the Dusavik Quay in the north of Stavanger. Troms Sirius will begin at the end of November 2020 and Olympic Energy at the end of February 2021.