Alternative Power Project in Southern Iraq

Peninsula Engineering Solutions, inc.
PO Box # 1095
Danville, CA 94526

Peninsula Engineering Solutions inc. has successfully completed a multiple location, alternative power project with Parsons-Worley, Alcatel-Lucent, US Army Corps of Engineers and the Iraq Ministry of Oil - Southern Oil Company.

Peninsula Engineering designed and supplied alternative power solutions for eight locations in Southern Iraq. Working closely with the Parsons-Worley Team - Iraq Joint Venture, Peninsula Engineering designed a 9.6 kW
off-grid, renewable energy solution for a microwave communications relay station and AC/DC battery power supplies for seven communications sites, all controlling the oil pipelines in the southern region of Iraq.

The alternative power technologies provided were solar, wind, rectifiers and batteries.

The renewable energy power system needed to deal with harsh conditions, minimum maintenance and provide continuous, uninterrupted power. A hybrid power generation system was designed using high temperature photovoltaic arrays, wind turbine generators and rugged nickel cadmium storage batteries. The power system has built-in redundancy and a 9.6 kW power generation capacity.

Seven sites had commercial grid power for part of the day. The design philosophy is to store as much of this commercial power as possible and then add alternative power augmentation. Station batteries provide 8 to 12 hours of backup operation capability. Motor generators complete the power system, by automatically supplying AC power in the absence of commercial grid power.

The overall goal was to provide the oil pipeline communications facilities with 24 hours of stable, reliable power
each day.   

 

Frank Martens
President
Peninsula Engineering Solutions, inc.
PO Box # 1095
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 837-2243 voice (925) 837-2298 fax
info@peninsulaengineering.com