With Stillstrom's offshore charging systems, SOVs are enabled to be charged at sea using wind energy (Source: Stillstrom)

Stillstrom and North Star sign MoU on offshore charging

Offshore charging specialist, Stillstrom, and support vessel owner, North Star, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work jointly on vessel electrification and offshore charging systems.

The A.P. Moller-Maersk subsidiary and the Aberdeen-based vessel operator plan to develop systems that will allow the shipowner’s service operation vessels (SOVs) deployed in the offshore wind sector to recharge their battery systems at sea using wind energy.

The partners plan to promote sustainable and environmentally friendly practices in the offshore wind sector, they said in a statement. By combining their expertise and resources, they will promote hybrid and fully electric vessels and charging systems to offshore wind developers. Their initiatives will help to decarbonise SOV operations and improve efficiency.

Kristian Jørgensen, Stillstrom CEO, said: “We are excited to partner with North Star on this important initiative. 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 decarbonise offshore wind operations while also delivering a compelling business case.”  

North Star CEO, Matthew Gordon, commented: “Working in concert with Stillstrom aligns with our commitment to minimising the environmental impact of our operations. We look forward to working closely to explore and to implement advanced charging and electrification solutions that optimise our vessel performance while significantly reducing our carbon footprint.”

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