Request for Information

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Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption in Offshore Wind Vessels - Request for Information (RFI)

The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced a call to industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of a new industry competition. This latest competition will aim to accelerate the development and uptake of new technologies with the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in offshore vessels.

The RFI is the first stage in the competition that will have an estimated funding envelope of circa £400,000. The results from the RFI will help gauge the current interest and development levels, and assist efforts to tailor the competition to best suit industry needs. The initial focus will be on systems, subsystems and technology that support the operation of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV), however the industry’s view for larger vessels such as Service Operations Vessels in the future is also worth consideration.

This RFI requires respondents to complete 13 questions relating to current state of the art industry systems, subsystems and technology projects, and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

The project is being led by BMT Defence and Security UK (BMT DAS) and Black & Veatch, commissioned by the Scottish Government and nine OWA industry partners – EnBW, EON, Iberdrola, Innogy, Ørsted, Shell, SSE, Equinor, and Vattenfall.

All data from this survey will be kept strictly confidential and will be used solely by Black & Veatch and the Carbon Trust for the purpose of this project.

<span style="font-size: 18pt; color: #000000;"><em><strong><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption in Offshore Wind Vessels - Request for Information (RFI)</span><br></strong></em></span><br>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000;">The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has announced a call to industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of a new industry competition. This latest competition will aim to accelerate the development and uptake of new technologies with the potential to reduce emissions and fuel consumption in offshore vessels.</span><br><br></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000;">The RFI is the first stage in the competition that will have an estimated funding envelope of circa £400,000. The results from the RFI will help gauge the current interest and development levels, and assist efforts to tailor the competition to best suit industry needs. The initial focus will be on systems, subsystems and technology that support the operation of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV), however the industry’s view for larger vessels such as Service Operations Vessels in the future is also worth consideration.</span><br><br></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000;">This RFI requires respondents to complete 13 questions relating to current state of the art industry systems, subsystems and technology projects, and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.</span><br><br></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000;">The project is being led by BMT Defence and Security UK (BMT DAS) and Black &amp; Veatch, commissioned by the Scottish Government and nine OWA industry partners – EnBW, EON, Iberdrola, Innogy, Ørsted, Shell, SSE, Equinor, and Vattenfall.</span><br><br></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt; color: #000000;">All data from this survey will be kept strictly confidential and will be used solely by Black &amp; Veatch and the Carbon Trust for the purpose of this project.</span></div>

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Who Are We?

Who is the Carbon Trust?
The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising

Who are OWA Partners?
The OWA is Carbon Trust's flagship collaborative RD&D programme. The OWA Partners are formed of 9 offshore wind developers, who collectively account for 76% of Europe’s installed offshore wind capacity. The OWA programme aims to reduce the cost of offshore wind to be competitive with conventional energy generation, as well as provide insights regarding industry standard (and best practice) health and safety requirements. The OWA Partners have been a driving force in bringing down the cost of offshore wind generated energy. The partnership and its investment has driven innovation, cost reductions and technology improvements through previous initiatives and industry competition. The OWA Partners bring their knowledge and resource to the OWA and have an active role in steering the projects. The current OWA partners include the Scottish government and nine industry leaders: EnBW, EON, Innogy SE, Ørsted, Scottish Power Renewables, Shell, SSE Renewables, Equinor, and, Vattenfall Wind Power.  More information can be found here.

Who are B&V?
B&V is a leading global engineering consulting and construction company, specialising in infrastructure development in the field of energy, water and information. The company serves its clients with feasibility studies, conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction and many other services. B&V has been consulting on renewable energy projects for over one hundred years and has played a pivotal role in the development of the offshore renewable sector in the UK.

<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Who Are We?</span><br><br>Who is the Carbon Trust?</span></strong></em></span></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising<br><br></span></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><em><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;"> Who are OWA Partners?<br></span></strong></em><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The OWA is Carbon Trust's flagship collaborative RD&amp;D programme. The OWA Partners are formed of 9 offshore wind developers, who collectively account for 76% of Europe’s installed offshore wind capacity. The OWA programme aims to reduce the cost of offshore wind to be competitive with conventional energy generation, as well as provide insights regarding industry standard (and best practice) health and safety requirements. The OWA Partners have been a driving force in bringing down the cost of offshore wind generated energy. The partnership and its investment has driven innovation, cost reductions and technology improvements through previous initiatives and industry competition. The OWA Partners bring their knowledge and resource to the OWA and have an active role in steering the projects. The current OWA partners include the Scottish government and nine industry leaders: EnBW, EON, Innogy SE, Ørsted, Scottish Power Renewables, Shell, SSE Renewables, Equinor, and, Vattenfall Wind Power.  More information can be found <a href="https://www.carbontrust.com/offshore-wind/owa/" rel="nofollow" style="color: #000000;" target="_blank">here</a>.<br></span><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><br></span><em><strong><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Who are B&amp;V?</span></strong></em></span></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #000000; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">B&amp;V is a leading global engineering consulting and construction company, specialising in infrastructure development in the field of energy, water and information. The company serves its clients with feasibility studies, conceptual and preliminary engineering services, engineering design, procurement, construction and many other services. B&amp;V has been consulting on renewable energy projects for over one hundred years and has played a pivotal role in the development of the offshore renewable sector in the UK.</span><br><br></span></div>

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Request for Information

To ensure that the competition provides the most benefit to the industry, this RFI has been released to allow the competition hosts to tailor the future competition. As such, the Carbon Trust would like to find out what is currently being worked on and what the state of the art projects in the industry are.

After the RFI, the official competition will be released which will provide the participants with the chance to receive funding for their submitted project.

What are the Objectives of the Competition?

The main objectives of the industry competition are: 
  • Reduce offshore wind support vessel emissions and fuel consumption – to reduce risk and accelerate adoption of such technology;
  • To support the development of an Energy Providing System (EPS) for implementation in Offshore Wind Developments that enable emission reduction and fuel performance benefits while improving day to day operations;
  • To develop opportunities for further development, test and trials and eventual deployment into service of an EPS.
What are the Competition Details?

Ultimately, the competition is looking for EPS, sub-systems and/or supporting technologies that create, store, transfer or use energy, which would, help to reduce the emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels. The details of this competition are as follows:
  • The Carbon Trust is offering up to £400,000 in funding, to shared amongst competition winners (details to be released at the competition stage);
  • The RFI will be released on 21st January 2019 and will be completed over a two week period;
  • The competition will run from February 2019 to April 2019;
  • The winning party / parties will be given an opportunity to engage directly with the OWA partners, the end clients, with the aim of supporting the technology to reach commercialisation;
  • The Winning party/parties will have Intellectual Property (IP) rights relating to the IP they develop;
  • The details are subject to competition T&C's and will be published at a later date.

<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><em><strong>Request for Information</strong></em></span><br><br>To ensure that the competition provides the most benefit to the industry, this RFI has been released to allow the competition hosts to tailor the future competition. As such, the Carbon Trust would like to find out what is currently being worked on and what the state of the art projects in the industry are.<br><br>After the RFI, the official competition will be released which will provide the participants with the chance to receive funding for their submitted project.<br><br><em><strong>What are the Objectives of the Competition?<br><br></strong></em>The main objectives of the industry competition are: <br> </span></div>
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<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Reduce offshore wind support vessel emissions and fuel consumption – to reduce risk and accelerate adoption of such technology;</span></li>
<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">To support the development of an Energy Providing System (EPS) for implementation in Offshore Wind Developments that enable emission reduction and fuel performance benefits while improving day to day operations;</span></li>
<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">To develop opportunities for further development, test and trials and eventual deployment into service of an EPS.</span></li>
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<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><em><strong> What are the Competition Details?<br></strong></em><br> </span></div>
<div style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">Ultimately, the competition is looking for EPS, sub-systems and/or supporting technologies that create, store, transfer or use energy, which would, help to reduce the emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels. The details of this competition are as follows:</span></div>
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<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">The Carbon Trust is offering up to £400,000 in funding, to shared amongst competition winners (details to be released at the competition stage);</span></li>
<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">The RFI will be released on 21</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;"><sup><span style="font-size: 12px;">st</span></sup><span style="font-size: 12pt;"> January 2019 and will be completed over a two week period;</span><br></span></li>
<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">The competition will run from February 2019 to April 2019;</span></li>
<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">The winning party / parties will be given an opportunity to engage directly with the OWA partners, the end clients, with the aim of supporting the technology to reach commercialisation;</span></li>
<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">The Winning party/parties will have Intellectual Property (IP) rights relating to the IP they develop;</span></li>
<li style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000;">The details are subject to competition T&amp;C's and will be published at a later date.</span></li></ul>

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