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The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced a call to industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of a new industry competition expected to launch next month. This latest competition will aim to accelerate the development and uptake of new technologies with the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in offshore vessels.

The RFI is the first stage in the competition that will have an estimated funding envelope of circa £400,000. The results from the RFI will help gauge the current interest and development levels, and assist efforts to tailor the competition to best suit industry needs. The initial focus will be on systems, subsystems and technology that support the operation of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV), however the industry’s view for larger vessels such as Service Operations Vessels in the future is also worth consideration.

This RFI requires respondents to complete 13 questions relating to current state of the art industry systems, subsystems and technology projects, and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

The project is being led by BMT Defence and Security UK (BMT DAS) and Black & Veatch, commissioned by the Scottish Government and nine OWA industry partners – EnBW, EON, Iberdrola, Innogy, Ørsted, Shell, SSE, Equinor, and Vattenfall.

All data from this survey will be kept strictly confidential and will be used solely by Black & Veatch and the Carbon Trust for the purpose of this project.

Click here to complete the survey
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