This morning our colleague Dave Oesterholt held an interesting webinar presentation on “Pre-fabricated Buildings for Electrical and Control Systems”. A great audience, reaching from OEM and EPC to end user, network operator and asset owner, divided over more than 12 countries, attended the 30 minutes session, followed by a questions round.

The entire presentation including questions round is now available for you via the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/juSoWShuhMQ

VONK has delivered Prefabricated Substations, Control Rooms, Field Auxiliary Rooms, Local Equipment Rooms, Hybrid Power Systems etc. all over the world already for many decades. The plug-and-play prefabricated buildings can play an important role in the Energy Transition too, as they can be used for many applications, like Green Hydrogen production systems, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Power Generation, Power Distribution or Control Units.

In this webinar, VONK has presented the features, benefits, design aspects and use cases of pre-fabricated buildings, and how you can reduce your overall costs compared to building in-situ, on site.

Do you need a pre-fabricated building and would you like to go for the best solution with optimized total cost of ownership, then please send us an e-mail:
For Middle East: anas.elias@iivonk.com
For Europe and Africa: jan.naber@iivonk.com
For New Energy Solutions: dave.oesterholt@iivonk.com

We hope you will enjoy looking back this webinar and we look forward to seeing you online for one of our next webinars, which we will plan in the near future.

As VONK we are proud to announce the upcoming deliveries of two power supplies for the Hydrohub test facility at the EnTranCe site in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands. The Hydrohub MegaWatt Test Centre is set up as a state-of-the-art facility for optimizing and scaling up electrolysis for green hydrogen production. The facility is key to perform research for large scale electrolyser systems. The project is coordinated by the Institute for Sustainable Process Technology (ISPT) with the Hydrohub MegaWatt Test Center consortium.  

In such a landmark project, it is logical to have a leading company like Vonk involved for the power supplies. For large scale electrolysis facilities the power supply is a key component with regards to ROI and CAPEX costof the total system. The fundamental and application knowledge of Vonk on power conversion leads to optimized solutions which are based on standard building blocks. Because ROI is driven by power quality and efficiency and CAPEX by component costs, Vonk’s optimized solutions will give the best outcome for any large scale electrolysis project.

The projects that VONK carries out for BVI Electricity Corp (BVIEC) go back to the early years of this century. For a number of years, the cooperation has been further intensified and this has resulted, among other things, in a multi-year maintenance contract.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, VONK has remained in close contact with the BVIEC and the British Virgin Islands Government to continue exploring options for on-site operations. After obtaining a special exception visa and the mandatory quarantine periods, a team from VONK traveled to the BVI again at the end of August 2020 to complete the installation and commissioning of the new 208V and 480V low voltage distributors we supplied.

Subsequently, we successfully carried out the first PLC replacement on one of the 4 diesel generators under the same difficult travel conditions. The new PLC hardware and software upgrade had already been delivered by us in 2019/2020 but could not be carried out earlier due to the pandemic. The PLC conversion of the last three diesel generators is planned for the coming months. We demonstrate the maximum flexibility by having these activities run synchronously with the maintenance of the diesel generators, so that maximum availability of electricity to be supplied to the country remains at all times.

Assa North F.A.T. started earlier this week.

It has been months of hard work to get the substation for the Assa North project ready for its final acceptance test.

The factory acceptance test commenced earlier this week. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small team of SPDC is present, while the other were unable to travel to the outfitting facilities. Therefore, the factory acceptance test is carried out virtually.

The prefabricated walk-in substations house medium voltage (MV) and low voltage (LV) switchgear as well as auxiliary equipment to power the various production skids at client’s facility in Nigeria. The substations will be shipped to the site as soon as the test have been completed.

Thanks to all who have contributed and for the great work done so far.

On 11 March our colleague Dave Oesterholt presented an interesting webinar on ‘How Hybrid Power Systems can Reduce Cost and CO2 emissions at Your Onshore and Offshore Installations’. A great international audience, reaching from OEM and EPC to end user and asset operator/owner, attended the 30 minutes session, followed by a 15 minutes questions round.

The entire presentation including questions round is now available for you through the following YouTube link: https://youtu.be/gpMUxe-p85c

Hybrid Power Systems are smart energy systems to supply your Offshore and Onshore Installations with renewable power. It is combination of power generation (e.g. solar and/or wind), energy storage (batteries and/or H2), system control and power distribution, controlled by an intelligent Power Management System.

In the webinar Dave Oesterholt of VONK presented the latest developments and possibilities of Hybrid Power Systems for different situations and applications, illustrated with practical use cases:

– Late life offshore O&G platforms, e.g. combined with platform simplification,

– Offshore O&G platforms in ‘lighthouse mode’ (after production, warm or cold stack, before decommissioning),

– Re-use of offshore platforms for injection of captured CO2 in depleted reservoirs,

– Onshore O&G production wells and reservoirs, especially in remote off-grid areas

Are you planning to supply your installations with renewable energy in order to decarbonize your processes and meanwhile also save cost? Then this webinar is the one to look back, or you can of course also directly contact VONK through dave.oesterholt@iivonk.com 

VONK performs the outfitting of five prefabricated substations for the so called Assa North project in Nigeria.

Being a specialist in power conversion, control and automation and electrical distribution, VONK is your ideal partner when it comes to  the design and construction of prefabricated modules, like E-Houses, substations, Control Rooms and Instrumentation Buildings. We  have decades of experience with containerized modules and have built up an excellent reputation for innovative ideas and designs, quality products and reliable delivery.
The subject modules in this Assa North project will be equipped with medium voltage switchgear, 400VAC power distribution systems, a large back-up battery storage systems including its distribution system, as well as the substations control and monitoring systems (SMCS).

The buildings are average 20 meter  long and close to 4 meters wide as well as high. Some of them are blast resilient, as the modules are to be installed at the site of a new build gas production plant.

The work is progressing according to plan and we thank all our supply chain partners that contribute to make it happen.

Our commissioning team is about to be mobilized to prepare the factory acceptance test, which is scheduled to commence in a couple of weeks. 

In the meantime we have finished the design and have started the manufacturing of a few additional pre-fabricated buildings, awarded by our client for the same project.

Hybrid Power Systems are smart energy systems to supply your Offshore and Onshore Production Installations with renewable power. It is a combination of power generation (solar, wind and/or wave), energy storage, system control and power distribution, controlled by an intelligent power management system and, if required, completed with back-up power.

In this webinar Dave Oesterholt of VONK will present the latest developments and possibilities of Hybrid Power Systems for different situations and applications, illustrated with practical use cases:

– Late life offshore O&G platforms, e.g. combined with platform decomplexing/simplication,
– Offshore O&G platforms in ‘lighthouse mode’ (after production, warm or cold stack, before decommissioning),
– Re-use of offshore platforms for injection of captured CO2 in depleted reservoirs,
– Onshore O&G production wells and reservoirs, especially in remote off-grid areas

In order to register, please use the following link: https://lnkd.in/eDWvP95

A link to the recorded webinar will be available on our website  afterwards.

We look forward to seeing you on 11 March 2021

VONK Webinar Series
Date : 11-03-2021
Time: 11:00 CET

It has been a challenging but productive year for VONK in Brunei.

In 2020 VONK successfully completed the first Stacked EDG (Emergency Diesel Generator) Switch houses for Brunei LNG (BLNG).

This unique stacked and compact design was chosen to cope with the limited space available within the plant.

The bottom unit houses an emergency diesel generator, while the top unit houses the switch house.

As VONK we are always proud to be able to create cost effective, fit or purpose solutions to help our client achieve their goals.

The first units have been successfully completed early 2020. The remaining two units were made ready for the final outfitting at the end of 2020, under the challenging COVID-19 working conditions.

Currently we are on track to deliver the final two units in early 2021.

For the operations department at Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP), VONK has been providing end-to-end solutions as part of an integrated team together with our client.

This co-operative, goal driven approach allows us to identify plant issues, create detailed solutions and implement these successfully within a short time frame.

The integrated Client/VONK team approach means that a single team runs the process from start to finish, minimizing cost while providing a “fit for purpose” quality solution. 

This approach has proven to be very successfully during 2020 and we look forward to expanding this approach to other clients.

In 2020 VONK provided system integrator expertise for the BSP projects department on multiple projects.

VONK, as an E&I system integrator specialist, fully understands the challenges of integrating and modifying multiple vendor systems in live brownfield environments.

Working in an integral team together with the client we are able to reduce shutdown risks and minimize the required shutdown periods.

VONK is proud to continue delivering this integrated approach also in 2021, in order to support our client in achieving their project goals.

The Gbaran Phase 3A project is an infill project aimed at sustaining gas supply to Shell facilities and the domestic gas markets. The substation will be delivered to the so called Enwhe field.

VONK and its Turkish supply chain partners almost finished the fabrication and outfitting of two more or less similar fully welded prefabricated substations. The substations are both equipped with medium and low voltage switchgear as well as an uninterruptable power supply system. 

The fabrication started in the second half of 2020 under challenging circumstances.

The pandemic forced us to conduct intermediate remote video inspections assisted by local welding expects and NACE inspectors. This enables our client to witness the inspections from their bases in Nigeria. The outfitting of the substation progressing well and the final acceptance test is scheduled for early February 2021 after which the substations starts its journey to their final destination.

Last week our colleague Bart de Vries held a very interesting webinar presentation on ‘How to Power your Electrolyser’ in large scale green hydrogen production plants. A great audience, reaching from OEM and EPC to end user and asset owner, and divided over almost 20 countries, attended the 30 minutes session, followed by a 15 minutes questions round.

The entire presentation is now available for you through the following link: https://lnkd.in/eCuGpnS (broadcast starts at 2:30 min)

Our webinar yesterday addressed the importance of the Electrolyser Power Supply and has given answers to the following questions :
– Why is the power conversion between the grid and the electrolyser so important?
– What are the different options and technologies for the Power Supply of the electrolyser, and what are their pros and cons?
– How do I make sure I get the best fitting power supply for the electrolyser system in my hydrogen project?

Are you planning a green hydrogen project and would like to get the most output from your electrolyser? Do you want to optimise the use of renewables as input for your electrolyser? Then this webinar is the one to look back, or you can of course also directly contact @VONK through bart.devries@iivonk.com