PSA won the contract to design & manufacture a purpose built diesel generator for use on one of Origin Energy’s offshore gas platforms in the 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 upon the top of offshore platforms