Offshore wind is transforming the global energy sector. A period of rapid investment and growth presents the sector with a formidable challenge; how to sustainably install, operate and maintain ever-growing quantities of high value infrastructure in the toughest of environments.
Grid connected, non-grid connected (e.g. subsea asset electrification) and green Hydrogen producing global offshore wind assets all have energy export and asset maintenance needs. Energy security is key, and Verlume’s core intelligent energy management and storage technologies are scalable for solving a wide range of challenges across the sector.
With the increasing number of developments and the sheer scale of global offshore wind developments, there is a growing requirement to fully decarbonise the maintenance activities of these developments.
Decarbonising operations in offshore wind will mean growing the adoption of fully-electric or diesel-electric hybrid maintenance vessels. Underwater inspection activities for turbine foundations, moorings, export cables and subsea substations can be fully autonomous, reducing the cost of offshore operations and the need for personnel to travel offshore.
Operational challenges such as ‘black start’ for periods of low power generation and the associated use of diesel generators to compensate, can be eliminated with intelligent energy system design.
Power export, to the grid or otherwise, can be optimised with the integration of intelligent energy storage, overcoming the intermittency and energy security challenges. By co-locating offshore wind with other marine renewable energies, such as wave, tidal and floating solar, we can partially offset the dip in energy generation during periods of low wind conditions.
Intelligent energy management is the gateway for offshore wind growth, whether they are new or existing developments, or to complement decarbonisation strategies and maintenance regimes. With a track record of solving energy generation and delivery challenges in the marine environment, Verlume is your trusted partner for innovative, intelligent energy management and storage technologies in the offshore wind sector.
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