Ocean energy

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Drone stations at wind farms

The operation and maintenance of wind turbines amounts to approximately 25-30% of its total lifecycle costs and is expected to increase as wind farms move further away

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Subsea drone charging platform

The lifetime operation and maintenance of wind farms amounts to approximately 25-30% of its total costs and is expected to increase as wind farms move further offshore

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Heating coils on wind blades

Ice accumulation on offshore wind turbine blades can result in a loss of up to 50% of annual energy production.[1] Ice build up compromises blade aerodynamics and lead

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Solar-powered charging vessel

The electrification of the seas requires energy sources in remote places.

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Fully electric fish farm

The aquaculture industry currently produces approximately half of the fish for global consumption, and this is expected to reach two-thirds by 2030.[1,2] Given the tre

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Thermal-powered platform

Thermal vents on the sea floor provide a source of infinitely renewable power and rare minerals.

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Tide-powered hydrogen vessels

With approximately 3000 ships sailing at any one time, the North Sea is one of the busiest shipping areas in the world.[1] Many of the medium-sized vessels require app

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Offshore logistics hub

The maritime shipping industry currently transports 90% of the goods traded around the world.[1] The industry is responsible for nearly 3% of the world’s CO2 emissions

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Recharging at wind farms

Offshore wind farms are playing an important role as Europe transitions to renewable energy.

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Thermal vent smoke-filtering

Deep sea mining is expected to grow 37% annually, from $650mn in 2020 to $15.3bn by 2030.[1] Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor are chimney-like structures where un

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3D printing of turbine blades

Between 2020 and 2030, it has been forecasted that approximately 4,091 offshore turbines will be installed throughout all of Europe.[1] Counting the modern standard de

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Smart weather buoys

Weather is the major cause for maritime accidents, shipping and cargo losses, injuries, and even fatalities.

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Wave-powered tsunami warning

60,000 people and $4bn in assets are exposed to the global tsunami hazard.[1,2] These numbers are expected to increase due to population growth, migrat

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Turbine blade cleaning drones

Owners and operators of wind parks are challenged with keeping turbine blades in optimum condition.[1] A combination of accumulated debris, dust deposits, and blade ro

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Underwater data lasers

Communication from the depths of the seas currently requires a cable connection or acoustic transmission.

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Oilfield thermite plug

In the North Sea approximately 2000 wells are planned to be permanently plugged and abandoned in the upcoming decade.[1] The industry is already closing more sites tha

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Renewable methanol vessels

Ambitions for zero emission maritime operations by 2030 require new power sources.

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Underwater laser pipe cutters

Europe is currently the largest market for offshore decommissioning with the majority of this activity taking place in the North Sea.[1] In the North Sea approximately

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Autonomous service vessels

Day rates for the smallest and largest service vessels range from $8k-26k.[1]  While autonomous vessels are estimated to reduce fuel consumption by 6%, an autonomous-u

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Roaming autonomous wind farms

80% of the global wind resources are located offshore in deep waters (60+ meters) where traditional seabed-fixed installations are not suitable.[1] These areas will be

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Seafloor screw piles

The total capacity of the offshore wind sector in Europe grew by 18% in 2018 alone.[1] The prospect of larger turbines and deeper waters present a challenge to the cur

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Wind park repurposing

In Europe, 65 offshore wind parks will need to be re-powered, upgraded, or decommissioned, in the next 20 years.[1] The first decommissioning project began in 2016, an

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Oil platform decommissioning

In the next 7 years, 150 oil and gas platforms are expected to be decommissioned in the North Sea.[1,2] Annual global spending on decommissioning is set to increase fr

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Offshore container terminal

Today's 22,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessels will be small compared to the 50,000 TEU vessels forecasted 50 years from now.[1] Modifying existing

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Subsea robotic maintenance

Subsea infrastructure and the demand for its maintenance is growing.

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Offshore maintenance drones

Aerial drones are increasing in applicability, and are already used for structural inspections of offshore platforms and wind farms.[1,2,3] Their integration and modul

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3D-printed turbine components

Europe has over 4,000 offshore wind turbines in operation, supplying a total of 15.8 GW.

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Offshore wind kite farm

At higher altitudes, the wind blows stronger and more consistently. Whereas windmills have yet to exceed 200m in height, wind kites are reaching 800m in the air.

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Market study on Ocean energy

Europe is spearheading the world's ocean energy technology, and has today a

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