28 August 2023

Stillstrom A/S and North Star join forces to accelerate Vessel Electrification and Offshore Charging in the offshore Wind Industry.

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.

About Stillstrom

Stillstrom is an innovative spin-out from the A.P. Moller Maersk Group that aims to tackle offshore idling emissions globally. Its offshore charging products deliver clean energy to vessels of all shapes and sizes, acting as a charging point to hybrid and/or electric vessels, or as a green parking lot to the thousands of vessels idling outside of ports on any given day.

About North Star

Founded in 1886, we own and operate the largest wholly UK-owned fleet engaged in the UK’s offshore industry in the North Sea, providing comprehensive operational experience of the seas around the UK coastline. Our clients rely on our advanced vessels and the unrivalled experience of our highly trained crews to provide offshore infrastructure support 24/7 365 days of the year.

We are recognised as a fully professional and proven mission-critical service partner, particularly in relation to long-term contracted infrastructure support. We combine safety, innovation and efficiency to ensure that we always deliver exceptional levels of support to all our customers in one of world’s most challenging and demanding marine environments, leveraging our 135 years of experience.

For more information, please visit https://www.northstarshipping.co.uk/

Media enquiries

For media enquiries, please contact:

Sebastian Klasterer Toft, CCO at Stillstrom A/S

Direct: +45 61686612

Email: sebastian.toft@stillstrom.com

Pam Wilson at BIG Partnership on behalf of North Star.

Direct: +44(0)7772 287 588

Email: pam.wilson@bigpartnership.co.uk

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