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The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced a call to industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of a new industry competition expected to launch next month. This latest competition will aim to accelerate the development and uptake of new technologies with the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in offshore vessels.
The RFI is the first stage in the competition that will have an estimated funding envelope of circa £400,000. The results from the RFI will help gauge the current interest and development levels, and assist efforts to tailor the competition to best suit industry needs. The initial focus will be on systems, subsystems and technology that support the operation of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV), however the industry’s view for larger vessels such as Service Operations Vessels in the future is also worth consideration. The project is being led by BMT Defence and Security UK (BMT DAS) and Black & Veatch, commissioned by the Scottish Government and nine OWA industry partners – EnBW, EON, Iberdrola, Innogy, Ørsted, Shell, SSE, Equinor, and Vattenfall.
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