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Offshore Vessel Charging System Passes Harbor Tests

Mar 15, 2023

UK-based marine electrical engineering company MJR Power and Automation on Tuesday announced the successful harbor trials of its platform-mounted automated offshore power and charging system.The offshore power and charging system is designed to convert energy delivered directly from the offshore wind farm, and enable all heavy hybrid and electric crew transfer vessels and other offshore support vessels to connect and get powered by electricity generated directly by offshore wind turbines…

Vard Electro to Deliver SeaQ Energy Storage System for REM Offshore Vessel Retrofit

Apr 12, 2023

Norwegian offshore vessel owner REM Offshore has selected Vard Electro and its SeaQ solutions to upgrade battery technology onboard one of the company's platform supply vessels.Vard Electro will deliver a complete SeaQ Energy Storage System…

Offshore Charging and Electric Foiling Vessels to Cut Emissions from Offshore Wind Operations

Mar 15, 2023

The UK-based Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is driving forward decarbonization in the maritime industry after winning two projects in the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) round 2, funded by the Department for Transport…

Scottish Project Harnesses Wave Power and Subsea Storage to Power Subsea Equipment

Mar 06, 2023

A project to power subsea equipment with wave power and subsea energy storage has taken to the seas in the north of Scotland.The £2 million demonstrator project, called Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP), has connected Mocean Energy's Blue X wave energy converter – Verlume's Halo underwater battery…

Equinor Extends Charter for Island Offshore's Supply Vessel

Feb 17, 2023

The Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has given a longer-term charter to the Island Commander offshore supply vessel.The vessel, which is owned by Island Offshore, is currently on spot assignment for the same company.The 2009-built offshore…

Norway: Project Launched to Develop Offshore Charging Solutions for Offshore Wind Vessels

Feb 17, 2023

A project aimed developing a solution to charge offshore vessels' batteries in the offshore wind farms was officially launched at a kick-off ceremony in Ålesund, Norway on Thursday.The project, called the Ocean Charger will be lead by Vard, with its sister companies Seaonics and Vard Electro…

Funding Granted for "World’s First" Vessel Charging Station within Offshore Wind Farm

Feb 16, 2023

A renewable energy technology consortium has secured £1.5 million funding to what they say is 'the world’s first offshore charging station within a UK wind farm.'The funding was awarded as part of the UK's Department for Transport and Innovate…

DeepOcean Triggers Option for Battery Installation on Offshore Support Vessel

Jan 12, 2023

Subsea service provider DeepOcean has triggered an option to seek the installation of a battery hybrid system on board the Stril Server multi-purpose support vessel (MPSV).DeepOcean is chartering theStril Server from Stavanger-based shipowner Simon Møkster Shipping…

NES to Install Battery Package on Volstad's Grand Canyon II Vessel

Dec 14, 2022

Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) has signed a contract with Norwegian offshore vessel owner Volstad Maritime to supply a battery pack and related control system for battery charging for Volstad's Grand Canyon II offshore construction vessel…

Equinor Books Solstad's Battery-hybrid PSV Duo

Dec 08, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Solstad Offshore's Normand Naley and Sea Frost platform supply vessels have been awarded five-year contracts by Equinor in the UK.Both contracts, of an undisclosed value, will be in effect for five years, starting in January 2023…

Offshore Wind: CrossWind Taps KBR for Energy Storage Project

Dec 05, 2022

KBR has won a contract to provide engineering services for an offshore energy storage project for CrossWind, a joint venture (JV) between Shell and Dutch utility company, Eneco.KBR will perform a front-end engineering design of the baseload…

HAV's NES to Supply Battery Pack for Offshore Construction Vessel

Nov 08, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Volstad Maritime has contracted Norwegian Electric Systems AS (NES) to deliver the battery pack and associated control system for battery charging to the Grand Canyon III offshore construction vessel.  “The demand…

BP Hires Siem Offshore's Battery Hybrid PSV for Operations in Canada

Nov 03, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Siem Offshore has secured a 4-6 month contract starting in the second quarter with BP in Canada. The battery hybrid PSV Siem Symphony will mobilize to Canada for the contract. Siem Symphony was last in Canada in 2019…

TotalEnergies Charters PSV with Baterry-Hybrid System for UK Ops

Oct 19, 2022

Oil and gas company TotalEnergies UK and the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad Offshore have signed a long-term contract for the platform supply vessel Normand Falnes. According to Solstad Offshore, the contract is one of the first long…

Kraken Wins Subsea Battery Order from AUV Manufacturer

Oct 14, 2022

Canada-based maritime robotics firm Kraken Robotics has secured an order for subsea batteries from a manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). 'The order is valued at $1.1 million and is a follow on from a $4.8 million order from the same customer earlier this year…

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