Stillstrom, a leading provider of innovative offshore charging solutions, and North Star, the UK’s leading offshore support services vessel operator, sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the adoption of offshore charging and vessel electrification technologies for Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) in the offshore wind sector.
Under the terms of the MoU, Stillstrom will leverage its extensive experience in offshore charging infrastructure to demonstrate how Stillstrom’s charging solutions can benefit the operations of North Star’s growing SOV fleet. These solutions will enable the vessels to recharge their battery systems using wind energy while in the field.
“We are excited to partner with North Star on this important initiative,” said Kristian Borum Jørgensen, CEO of Stillstrom. “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 decarbonize offshore wind operations while also delivering a compelling business case.”
North Star, with its vast experience in offshore operations, will provide valuable insights into the vessel integration operations with the charging units. The company is committed to exploring innovative technologies and operational practices that support the offshore industry’s transition towards cleaner and more sustainable operations.
Matthew Gordon, CEO of North Star, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “Working in concert with Stillstrom aligns with our commitment to minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. We look forward to working closely to explore and to implement advanced charging and electrification solutions that optimize our vessel performance while significantly reducing our carbon footprint.”
The partnership between Stillstrom and North Star signifies a shared commitment to promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly practices within the offshore wind industry. By combining their expertise and resources, the two companies will promote hybrid and full-electric vessels and charging solutions to offshore wind developers, enabling decarbonized operations and improved efficiency.