Universally compatible charging connectors will ensure hybrid electric and full-electric vessels can charge at any offshore wind farm. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has devised an Outline Design that provides the basis for the development of such charging connectors.
The Outline Design has been developed on behalf of offshore wind farm operators from the OWA and in consultation with vessel designers, vessel operators and regulators. The purpose of this Outline Design is to define the crucial compatibility requirements for a Universal Offshore Charging Connector.
The Outline Design should be used by connector manufacturers to produce final connector designs that meet the defined compatibility requirements, but it should be noted that the outline design itself is not a final design.
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