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