Ocean Infinity, a leading marine technology company, has signed a significant contract with Equinor Wind US LLC for the development of one of the first-ever floating offshore windfarms on the US West Coast. This agreement solidifies Ocean Infinity’s position as a provider of innovative survey solutions and highlights its commitment to advancing sustainable energy initiatives.
Under the terms of the contract, Ocean Infinity will conduct a comprehensive site investigation survey using multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). This groundbreaking project in deep water topography will showcase the advantages of AUVs over traditional towed arrays, providing high-quality data and improved efficiency over wide areas.
The project is scheduled to begin in February 2024 and represents a significant step forward in the nation’s renewable energy landscape. The survey scope includes various offshore surveys that are crucial for Equinor to refine their design and inform the Site Assessment Plan (SAP) and Construction and Operations Plan (COP) for the lease area. Ocean Infinity’s data sets will enable informed decision-making and meticulous planning for the construction and operational phases of the offshore windfarm.
CEO Oliver Plunkett emphasized the importance of the Morro Bay project as a milestone for Ocean Infinity. The company’s vision, which focuses on utilizing robotics at a large scale to collect data with minimal environmental impact, is being realized through this collaboration with Equinor. Ocean Infinity’s fleet of uncrewed vessels and extensive AUV capabilities uniquely position the company to support the growth of offshore renewable energy in the United States and globally.
This contract represents a significant opportunity for Ocean Infinity to demonstrate the power of robotics in driving the energy transition. By utilizing their state-of-the-art technology and expertise, Ocean Infinity is contributing to the advancement of sustainable energy solutions.
Source: Ocean Infinity