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OasisPowerBuoy SeaTrialVerlume has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with electric vessel recharging company Oasis Marine Power. The non-exclusive MoU will evaluate the viability of using an intelligent power conditioning and management system with a powered mooring station to create a microgrid interface within the wind farm.
This configuration will allow for the in-field charging of hybrid and electric wind farm vessels. The proposed infield charging system will utilise energy available at the optimum time whilst providing a safe mooring point and maximising value to both the vessel and offshore wind farm operator.
Oasis Marine Power will supply its Oasis Power Buoy infrastructure to enable the transfer of power to vessels. The concept commenced testing in the Port of Cromarty Firth, Scotland during January 2022, and will continue in various locations throughout the year. Verlume’s Halo subsea battery energy storage system will provide energy storage services to optimise the charging profile. Integrated as part of the Halo device will be an intelligent power conditioning and management system which will provide intelligent management of the available energy.