Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Energy Optimization News

Bay State Wind Revises Turbine Layout

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Bay State Wind, an offshore wind joint venture between developer Ørsted and New England electric transmission company Eversource, announced a significant change to its proposed wind farm layout in response to feedback from fishermen and community members.The revised turbine layout pattern accommodates historical fishing patterns and helps to provide greater ease of fishing within…

Op/Ed: Connecting to the Future of Offshore

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120 miles out at sea, 6,000-horsepower devices lift drilling equipment weighing up to 3 million pounds out of holes lying 10,000 feet beneath the water. Keeping such sea monsters in good working order, often for years at a time, is no mean feat. Oil companies spend between $300,000 and $800,000 per day on each vessel drilling offshore.

Petrobras’ Refineries Integrate Energy Saving

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Over the years, Petrobras has taken measures in its refineries to improve their energy efficiency. In the last five years, despite the growing complexity of its refineries to meet new fuel quality specifications, these initiatives have resulted in an energy saving representing approximately 2.5 million barrels of oil equivalent per year…

Alfa Laval's Adaptive Fuel Line

Alfa Laval Adaptive Fuel Line

Though fuel-saving practices like slow steaming are widespread, energy efficiency continues to be a pressing concern. Vessel fuel bills remain high – and will likely become even higher for those sailing in Emission Control Areas after January 2015. Catastrophic engine damage due to cat fines is also on the rise, along with safety worries related to multi-fuel operation.