Great to have been part of this innovative project for MJR Power & Automation the goal was to design, build, and test an electric charge point situated on a wind turbine. This approach will access the infrastructure already in place such, as a turbine platform and electrical cables, to provide renewable electricity to vessels.
As an eCTV ‘docks’ with the turbine, a cable reel will lower down an electrical charge connection which will plug into the vessel and charge a battery on-board.
The charge points are expected to enable all-electric crew transfer vessels and other offshore support vessels to connect in the field to a 100 per cent green energy source generated directly by the offshore wind turbines.
This new technological innovation aims to break down the existing range barriers and thus increase the uptake by vessel owners and operators with a transition to fully electric and green propulsion systems, for retrofit and new build vessels.