Stillstrom, North Star team up for offshore charging


Stillstrom and North Star have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expedite the deployment of offshore charging and vessel electrification technologies for offshore wind Service Operation Vessels (SOVs).

Under the terms of the MoU, Stillstrom will leverage its 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.

Kristian Borum Jørgensen, CEO of Stillstrom, 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 intends to give insights on vessel integration operations with charging units. The firm is dedicated to researching new technology and operational practises that will aid the offshore industry’s shift to cleaner, more sustainable operations.

READ: Maersk’s Stillstrom and Port of Aberdeen explore offshore charging solution

Matthew Gordon, CEO of North Star, expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration: “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.”

Stillstrom and North Star’s collaboration represents a common commitment to promote sustainable and ecologically friendly practises in the offshore wind sector.

The two businesses will push hybrid and full-electric vessels, as well as charging systems, to offshore wind developers, allowing decarbonised operations and better efficiency.

In February 2023, the Gothenburg Port Authority announced that it will convert the MS Hamnen into an electric powered ship.

More recently, Maersk, the parent company of Stillstrom, set to strengthen its electric vehicle (EV) fleet to over 500 vehicles in 26 cities covering first-, middle- and last-mile distribution across India.

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