Jebb Smith Ltd have successfully secured funding to help promote technological innovation in UK Maritime through Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK).
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 their Mara Buoy range, 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 (DfT), will help develop technological innovation that improves UK Maritime services and operations.
“We are delighted to be awarded this funding. 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.”George Smith, Director
- Mara EFS is a brand name of Jebb Smith Ltd. Mara EFS design and manufacture a range of deck level mooring systems for small to medium sized yachts. MaraEFS Website. JebbSmith Website
- MarRI-UK are a collaborative innovation vehicle for UK industry and academia to jointly tackle innovation and technology challenges. They focus on research and innovation within mid TRL (3-7) levels to address the opportunities between “discovery and research” and “commercialisation” of Maritime Technologies and Systems.