VIDEO: Ocean Charger marks a milestone

A Norwegian project seen as key to powering offshore wind vessels without using any energy sources outside the wind farm has reached another milestone. Called the Ocean Charger Concept, the project was awarded NOK 38 million through the Norwegian Government’s Green Platform Initiative in December 2022.

“We are carrying out the largest restructuring of the Norwegian economy ever,” said Norwegian Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Jan Christian Vestre at that time. “Everything will become...

AI To Optimise Offshore Vessel Support

  • DSS project aims to use AI to help officers on vessels make decisions that will result in optimized performance and energy efficiency.
  • Uses AI to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in complex offshore operations and streamline fleet maintenance.
  • The project is funded by Norwegian national development bank Innovation Norway and is targeted for completion by the end of 2020.
  • Dispatchers analyze a range of scenarios before assigning work to vessels, and the system makes updated...

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