Norway - Wave energy trial to power oil & gas platforms
Study is a collaboration between Lundin Energy Norway and Ocean Harvesting Technologies
Lundin Energy Norway is collaborating with Ocean Harvesting Technologies on new R&D study to determine if wave energy converters could potentially provide clean, stable and cost-effective electricity to Lundin's offshore oil and gas platform.
The one-year project will run until February 2022 and will provide data and information on how to electrify major offshore operations with wave power.
Lundin Energy Norway managing director Kristin Færøvik said: "Lundin Energy Norway is a leader in decarbonisation.
"Our assets are already highly efficient and low-carbon.
"However, the challenges to the wider sector in decarbonising production can be significant, especially offshore.
"We are therefore excited to work with Ocean Harvesting Technologies to identify new ways of powering offshore activities with their innovative wave energy convertor solution."
Ocean Harvesting Technologies chief executive Mikael Sidenmark added: "This case study, aiming to develop a specification and system design for a wave power installation at an oil and gas platform, will provide valuable input for Ocean Harvesting Technologies in better understanding the requirements for such an installation.
"The project will guide us through the early validation stages of our commercialization.