Stillstrom, a provider of offshore charging solutions, and North Star, a UK-based offshore support services vessel operator, have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to speed up the adoption of offshore charging and vessel electrification for service operation vessels (SOVs) used in the offshore wind industry.
Stillstrom will show how its charging solutions give North Star’s SOV fleet operational advantages by enabling vessels to recharge onboard battery systems using wind energy while out at sea.
North Star will deliver insights into the vessel integration operations with the charging units. The company states it will also evaluate technologies and practices to support the offshore sector’s move toward making operations more sustainable.
“We are excited to partner with North Star on this important initiative,” said Kristian Borum Jørgensen, Stillstrom’s CEO. “By working collaboratively, we aim to demonstrate that by combining the latest advancements within offshore charging solutions and vessel electrification technologies for SOVs we are able to significantly decarbonize offshore wind operations while also delivering a compelling business case.”
Matthew Gordon, CEO of North Star, added, “Working in concert with Stillstrom aligns with our commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. We look forward to working closely to explore and to implement advanced charging and electrification solutions that optimize our vessel performance while significantly reducing our carbon footprint.”
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