Today: December 2, 2023
With the world’s population increasing, and climate change becoming a more pressing issue every day, the demand for renewable energy sources is more significant than ever. As traditional sources of energy like fossil fuels continue to deplete, innovators are looking towards renewable sources of energy like wind and solar to meet our growing energy needs. One company that is leading the way in this field is Ocergy, a Nevada-based startup that is developing complex ocean systems to solve energy and environmental challenges.
In this startup showcase, we will explore how Ocergy is developing innovative, low-cost foundations that support the new generation of very large offshore wind turbines. We will delve into how the company’s unique hull design allows the platform to have a light weight, reducing the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). We will also examine how the platform is tailored for ease of industrialization, bringing flexibility in fabrication and increasing the use of a local supply chain in the project fabrication life cycle.
Ocergy’s OCG-Wind system is a low-cost foundation designed to support very large offshore wind turbines. The system has a unique hull design that allows the platform to be lightweight while maintaining structural integrity. By reducing the weight of the platform, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) is also reduced. The platform is designed for ease of industrialization, which means that it can be easily fabricated and assembled, allowing for faster deployment times.
The company is also focused on increasing the use of local supply chains in the project fabrication life cycle. By sourcing materials and labor locally, Ocergy is helping to support local economies and reduce transportation costs. This approach also allows for faster project completion times, reducing the time it takes to bring renewable energy sources online.
In addition to developing low-cost foundations for offshore wind turbines, Ocergy is also developing innovative multi-disciplinary ocean observers to perform complete offshore site assessments. The OCG-Data system is a buoy that has enough footprint to host and power multiple instrumentation packages for resource and environmental characterization. The system provides high-quality data, including ecological information, for stakeholders’ engagement.
The system includes underwater biodiversity monitoring, which relies on the combination of restoration technologies and passive acoustic monitoring arrays. The buoy also hosts a bird and bat detection and identification system. This system provides stakeholders with valuable data about the offshore site, which can be used to make informed decisions about renewable energy development projects.
Ocergy is a startup that is focused on developing complex ocean systems to solve energy and environmental challenges. The company’s innovative hull design for offshore wind turbine foundations reduces the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and makes the platform easy to fabricate and assemble. The company’s multi-disciplinary ocean observer system provides stakeholders with valuable data about offshore sites, which can be used to make informed decisions about renewable energy development projects. By developing innovative and sustainable solutions, Ocergy is helping to pave the way for a cleaner, more sustainable future.