One of the UK’s leading marine electrical engineering companies – MJR Power and Automation – has secured a highly acclaimed award at one of the industry’s most coveted events.
Based in Teesside, MJR Power and Automation was announced as winners of the Innovations Showcase Category for renewable energy at Seawork, Europe’s largest commercial marine exhibition.
The award was received in recognition of the firm’s game changing offshore charging system that is set to transform the marine sector by facilitating and speeding up the process of electrification of vessels.
Set to be the world’s first offshore wind vessel charging system demonstrated in the field with energy delivered direct from the wind turbine, the flagship project secured funding as part of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.
The charge points will enable all electric crew transfer vessels and other offshore support vessels, for example SOV’s to connect in the field to a 100% green energy source generated directly by the offshore wind turbines for the efficient, safe and reliable transfer of power.
Speaking about the award, Paul Cairns, Managing Director at MJR said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this award in recognition of our ground-breaking innovation that is set to revolutionise the sector.
“It has been fantastic to speak with industry professionals at Seawork about the offshore charging vessel and furthermore see there is real appetite for the system – and it is going to really transform operations across the sector as a whole.”
The three-day Seawork event brought together suppliers into the commercial marine and workboat markets and the awards dinner provided an opportunity to recognise high achieving companies in the industry.
With over 25 years’ experience delivering marine electrical power and automation projects from new build, retrofit and upgrade, MJR Power & Automation is at the very forefront of providing innovative solutions – both at port and offshore – to support the decarbonisation of the maritime sector. The company provides a complete turnkey offering of both products and solutions from power and propulsion, automation and energy storage to equipment, remote monitoring and shore power supplies.