THE CHALLENGE Unmanned Oil & Gas platforms require a source of energy to help power remote operations. In most cases these platforms are powered by diesel generators which require almost constant maintenance and are subject to excessive corrosion as a result of the inclement weather conditions experienced offshore. All refuelling and maintenance trips to these platforms are via helicopter or sea vessel which incurs significant costs and has the added complexity of requiring favourable weather conditions to ensure safety is maintained at all times. These are all incredibly challenging elements in ensuring a power source is available and maintained to guarantee ongoing operations. THE SOLUTION SD has delivered the world’s first and only ATEX approved small wind turbine. Our unique design ensures low maintenance (every 24 months) therefore, reducing the requirement for mobilisation to these unmanned platforms. With Zone 2 Certification our EX approved SD3 is helping to establish safety alongside innovation in the Oil & Gas sector and other Hazardous Environments. The integration of the EX approved wind and solar PV hybrid system will allow for significant OPEX reduction by offsetting runtime of diesel generators which are expensive to operate and maintain whilst at the same time providing a tried and tested source of renewable energy. Recent installations have demonstrated a 96% OPEX reduction, further highlighting the capability of the SD range. This specialist system has been operating successfully in the North Sea for over a decade and with an increasing portfolio around the world in the Oil & Gas sector, our ATEX approved solutions are now being recognised as the leading alternative to diesel generators in specialist sectors around the globe. With the ability to reduce frequent visits via helicopter to these platforms some of these SD3EX installations have paid for themselves in less than 1 day when compared to diesel gensets. Servicing only required every 2 years  Reliable power supply in the harshest weather  Reduced running costs compared to diesel gensets ONLY ATEX APPROVED SMALLWIND TURBINE SYSTEM SPECIFICATION ❱  SD3EX (24V) ❱  EX-rated Solar PV Panels ❱  Enclosed Charge Controller ❱  24V Battery Bank 3400 APMH ❱  Marinised Components  INCONEL upgraded rotor control KEY COMPONENTS WIND TURBINE CONTROLLER SOLAR PV SYSTEM BATTERY BANK 21 SYSTEM TYPE: Wind & Solar Hybrid