Vattenfall First to Order Gamechanger In‑Turbine Toilet
Within weeks of its launch, the offshore wind industry’s first in-turbine toilet has secured its first entire wind farm order from Swedish energy group Vattenfall.
Dan Greeves, with the first in-tower toilet unit, to be installed on every turbine at Vattenfall' Aberdeen Bay
Offshore Wind Farm.
Every turbine on its Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm will be fitted with a “gamechanger” cubicle developed and manufactured by Pegasus Welfare Solutions (PWS) with patented technology.
PWS Managing Director Dan Greeves has been congratulated for his “ingenuity, practicality and scope for significantly raising welfare standards and reducing costs of offshore working” with “exactly the type of innovative thinking” the industry needs.
Mike Herdman, O&M Project Manager at Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, said: “This is a gamechanger for the industry. PWS came up with a solution and, as our wind farm is a test and demonstration centre of innovation, we are proud to take the lead and be the first to install them on all our Aberdeen turbines to be an exemplar in a global industry.”
Vattenfall’s Aberdeen Bay Offshore Wind Farm, the first offshore wind farm to install in-tower toilets for its workforce.
“Leading through innovation is key, yet innovation doesn’t have to be complicated. This is an issue that needed addressing and we are collaborating to make it happen.
“The fact that it increases safety and productivity are all important added value to the user and industry.
*Oil and gas is also a large market for PWS. Greeves said its first innovation, the lightweight marine-grade aluminium framed multi-unit that can be craned on and off offshore assets are an “ideal welfare solution during decommissioning platforms.”
“Decommissioning is a big potential market for us. Our units are perfect to provide facilities when the mains
systems on oil and gas platforms are removed. We are in talks about supplying our units to several projects.”
“Certification for lifting is the same for oil and gas as it is for offshore wind so the units can move between the two sectors.”