Wintershall, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF, has been operating in the North Sea since 1965 and today operates a total of 26 platforms, 25 of them in Dutch territorial waters and one in German territorial waters.
The company commissioned Pon Power, the Caterpillar dealer in Scandinavia to supply emergency generators for offshore operations.
The IPU hydraulic start system was designed to provide a black start system capable of three consecutive starts of 5 seconds each.
The complete system was designed in compliance with the Pressure Equipment Directive, which means the system meets essential safety means the system meets essential safety
criteria, has satisfied appropriate conformity assessment procedures and carries CE marking.