SS Origin Energy

PSA won the contract to design & manufacture a purpose built diesel generator for use on one of Origin Energys off shore gas platforms in Bass Strait. Due to the very stringent requirements of equipment supplied into this type of application, there were a number of unusual & demanding design features;

  • The acoustic weatherproof canopy was manufactured entirely in 316SS & the base frame finished in 2 pack epoxy.
  • Engine starting along with the standard 24V system, also included redundancy in the form of a hydraulic starting system.
  • The entire unit had to be designed using sophisticated Engineering software to withstand high wind loadings that are experienced up on the top of off shore platforms




PSA not only manufacture sheet metal and Containerised Canopies, we also design and build very large Canopies that are considerably larger than a 40 Container.

For the Optus project, the following requirements;

Design & build a Canopy 3.5m wide & 3.1m high – could be easily removed in the future for maintenance purposes.


The generator was a 1500kVA MTU brand.

Enclosure noise level: 72 d(B)A@1 Metre
SS exhaust silencer

Heavy duty base frame fuel tank c/w aluminium bund:
Total weight: approx. 33 Tons

Toowoomba video/YouTube Channel

Check out our videos on our YouTube channel. See Phil Coghill be interviewed by Jackie from Australian Events ExpoVision at the Surat Basin Energy and Mining Expo in Toowoomba, QLD, and learn more about how our bespoke engineered gensets have kept Australia moving. Also, hear about Power Systems Australias custom built generators for the coal seam gas industry and see a generator built from the ground up in our Melbourne facility, designed for Santos in NSW.