Plain sailing with Zwart
An emergency power installation at sea is the same as any other, except for one major thing: it is designed to withstand the most extreme conditions encountered offshore. These locations are often unmanned and are obviously not easy to get to. But even in these challenging conditions, it’s plain sailing with Zwart. Our generators are typically specified with special coatings or even stainless steel components and comply with all required certification requirements for maritime applications, including DNVGL, ABS and Lloyds.
Experts in wind farms
Zwart has extensive experience in emergency power systems for wind farm platforms and have delivered projects in Germany, Denmark, France and in the Netherlands. Our emergency power supply ensures that the safety systems on offshore substations continue to operate if the power between the shore and the platform fails. On wind turbines our systems make sure that the turbines return to a neutral position in the event of a system failure.
Power packs and emergency power on board
The generators designed and built at Zwart for maritime and offshore use are available in a range from 5 to 5,000 kVA are always undergo a comprehensive testing and inspection program at our facility in Ijmuiden prior to shipment.
Would you like to know which Zwart power solution is best suited to your offshore or maritime situation? Do you work for an offshore contractor, wind farm operator or marine engineer and want to run some ideas by someone? Then feel free to contact Raymond Sluer.
+31(0)255 530 304
Emergency power system and maintenance at ‘Deense bocht’ wind farm
The emergency power system for the transformer station at the ‘Deense bocht’ wind farm is one of Zwart’s: from design and manufacture to installation. In the event of a grid failure the system ensures that the blades can be returned to the neutral position to enable a restart of the wind farm. It also ensures an uninterrupted power supply to the wind farm island. Systems for wind farms like this one comply with the strictest legislation and regulations applicable to tough maritime and offshore environments. The system was completely tailor-made for this wind farm. The control system is handled by ‘Vattenfallground control’ and it really is ground – i.e. onshore – control in the case of this unmanned power system.
Zwart also takes care of the periodic maintenance of the system. And in the event of an outage a fully trained Zwart engineer who is certified to work in this type of conditions will be on-site within two to four hours. Flown in by helicopter.
When it matters most
Reliable backup from Zwart
With over 7,000 projects in more than 50 countries in the field of emergency power and off-grid solutions, Zwart has an outstanding track record, throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. There is a reason why the biggest data centres and financial institutions in Europe as well as major airports and mobile networks rely on Zwart; Our 100 in-house trained professionals are qualified to design, engineer, realise and maintain integrated and complete systems for emergency power supply. And we have been doing so for over 90 years.
We set the bar high for ourselves and demand the same from our partners and suppliers; we work exclusively with premium quality products and service providers, we assemble the systems at our own 6,000-square metre site in Ijmuiden and subject them to a rigorous testing and inspection program before releasing them. Our customers also receive the same high level of attention through training and knowledge sharing our training centre equipped with a state-of-the-art simulator.
Would you like to know which Zwart power solution is best suited to your offshore or maritime situation? Do you work for an offshore contractor, wind farm operator or marine engineer and want to run some ideas by someone? Then feel free to contact Raymond Sluer. Call +31(0)255 530 304
+31(0)255 530 304
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