Oceaneering and Kontiki Winds partner electrify offshore assets with offshore wind

World Oil Staff January 31, 2023

(WO) – Oceaneering International’s Norwegian subsidiary, Oceanneering AS, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kontiki Winds AS to generate electricity with floating offshore wind for various offshore assets. The remote microgrid renewable power generation will electrify oil and gas production and smaller opportunities in island states using fossil fuels to produce electricity.

Both companies recognize there is an increasing requirement on oil and gas producers and remote island states to electrify their operations, with limited available options. Through this MoU, Oceaneering and Kontiki Winds will provide a comprehensive and cost-competitive approach to electrification, using offshore wind, to realize microgrid electrification.

“The MoU leverages each parties’ capabilities to provide safer and cleaner energy production in a dynamic subsea environment,” said Erik Saestad, Managing Director, Oceaneering AS. “Offering our clients a full Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) wrap, coupled with real-time monitoring and maintenance throughout the lifecycle of the asset, provides a pathway to achieve net zero emissions.”

Ben Hooker, Director of Global Business Development at Oceaneering, said, “Oceaneering’s renewables group is delighted to be a part of this exciting initiative. This collaboration supports the transformation from traditional oil and gas development into next-generation floating offshore wind. It not only aligns our shared common values and uncompromising commitment to health, safety and the environment but also propels our core capabilities, technology, innovation, and operational excellence into the areas of emission reduction, energy transition and microgrid electrification in harsh environments.”

The agreement focuses on the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil, and Northern Europe.

Oceaneering supports diverse energy transition goals with innovative solutions for the toughest project challenges. With a suite of industry-leading technologies and services ideally positioned to serve global offshore wind, tidal, wave, interconnector, hydrogen, and carbon capture projects in key regions around the world including the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Kontiki Winds (a Havfram AS company) is aiming to become a leading company in the sustainable energy transition. With a core focus on developing and building offshore wind projects at both large scale for national infrastructure, and small-scale for offshore assets and small island electrification.

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