Jebb Smith secures MarRI-UK funding for new Oasis Power Buoy

Jebb Smith Ltd has secured funding to help promote technological innovation in UK Maritime through Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK, where UK industry and academia jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges).

The funding will be used to develop the Oasis Power Buoy (OPB), an offshore charging unit for hybrid and electrical vessels.  Expanding the design of its Mara Buoy, a deck level mooring system originally refined for the leisure market, the Oasis Power Buoy will contain an electrical connection allowing crew transfer vessels to moor and recharge in-field.

The MarRI-UK initiative, supported by the Department for Transport, will help develop technological innovation that improves UK Maritime services and operations.

“We are delighted to be awarded this funding,” says George Smith, director. “The success of the Mara Buoy range has provided a platform, which is now leading to the development of the Oasis Power Buoy. The benefits to the environment and the wind farm operators of the Oasis Power Buoy will be great, enabling the wider use of Hybrid and Electric vessels offshore.”

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