Blackfish had the privilege to work with MJR Power and Automation to develop and test a brand new system to charge electric crew transfer vessels from offshore wind turbines. This brand new industry will help to reduce one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions associated with offshore wind turbine farm operation, by supporting the electrifying the of the support vessels. As part of Innovate UK Clean Maritime Demonstration Fund, this system has been concepted, designed, manufactured and assembled in just 7 months and promises to be a major contributor to reduced emissions and the development of the offshore wind industry.
Blackfish has played a pivotal role in this project, undertaking:
· Concept and detailed design of the on-turbine reeler and load compensator
· Concept and detailed design of the vessel side system and electrical connector, lock and stab design
· Completed all manufacturing drawings, supported manufacture and assembly.