Three Belgian firms, marine contractors DEME and Jan De Nul, in addition to engineering agency Tractebel, on Wednesday unveiled an offshore floating photovoltaic (PV) expertise referred to as Seavolt.
The companions plan to check the brand new expertise off the Belgian coast in the summertime.
They mentioned Seavolt can function in harsh marine circumstances and result in the quick deployment of enormous volumes of further native renewable vitality by combining offshore floating photo voltaic with current and future offshore wind farms.
“In the same way that we have seen wind technology moving from land to the sea, we are seeing the extension of the whole energy system towards offshore locations,” mentioned Tractebel chief govt Philippe Van Troeye.
“Along with offshore green fuel production, offshore energy islands, interconnectors and potential solutions for energy storage, we believe offshore floating PV has an important role to play in the acceleration of the energy transition,” added Van Troeye.
Seavolt was developed by Tractebel, DEME and Jan De Nul along with Ghent College and the RBIN (Royal Institute of Pure Sciences), with the help of VLAIO (Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship), the Vitality Transition Fund and the Relaunch Fund.
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