Multiple Hours | Oasis Marine Power Completes Sea Trials of World’s First Offshore Charging Station


British marine technology company Oasis Marine Power Ltd said on Thursday (January 27th) it had completed the first stage of testing of its offshore charging station, hailing the design a success.

This product was the first design under development and is the first of its kind in the world to reach sea trials. It proposes to revolutionize the use of renewable energy for the marine industry, says Oasis Marine Power.

The Oasis Power Buoy is an offshore docking and charging station with a zero-emission power source powered by wind turbines.

Initially intended for wind farm crew transfer vessels (CTV), the Oasis electric buoy meets the critical need for offshore charging of hybrid and fully electric vessels.

Today’s diesel-powered maintenance vessels are responsible for the majority of C02 emissions from an operational wind farm. The Oasis Power Buoy makes zero-emission vessels viable for industry, facilitating significant carbon and cost reductions.

Sea trials took place in the port of Cromarty Firth, Scotland, in January 2022, in the first of a series of trials.

“I am delighted with the test results. We have proven the concept to be viable and are now working to optimize the design,” said George Smith, Director at Oasis Marine Power.

“What we have achieved is a world first, and it is a big step towards dramatically reducing the carbon footprint of the maritime industry.

“Thank you to Cromarty Firth Port Authority and PSG Marine & Logistics Ltd for their invaluable assistance in this trial.”

The Oasis Power Buoy will now undergo further testing and optimization, including sustained sea trials.

Photo credit: Oasis Marine Power
Posted: January 28, 2022

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