SUT+ Site Visit – Verlume Operations Facility

10 October, 2022



Monday 10 October 2022 | 17:30 – 18:30 BST

This event is free to attend; spaces are limited to 20 so please register in advance to guarantee a place.

Verlume is a leader in intelligent energy management and storage technology, providing battery systems for harsh environments.

Founded in 2013, the company uses its core technologies of intelligent energy management and storage to enable clean, resilient and integrated energy systems. Offering a suite of products and services across the underwater, offshore and onshore sectors, Verlume helps clients to reduce carbon footprint and decarbonise operations.

During this site visit you will be able to see the integration testing that is ongoing for the Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP) project.

Recognising the challenge of renewable energy intermittency and energy security needs for offshore operations, the RSP project has been developed by partners in the UKCS to combine Mocean Energy’s Blue X wave energy converter and Verlume’s Halo seabed battery energy storage system, to deliver low carbon power and communication with subsea infrastructure such as subsea production control systems and residential ROVs and AUVs.

The project takes a phased approach:

  • Phase 1 included the completion of a detailed front end engineering design (FEED) study.
  • Phase 2 is ongoing with the assembly and onshore commissioning of both the wave energy device and the energy storage system, with integrated energy management.
  • Phase 3 will be the final part of the project, including offshore deployment and underwater demonstration in the North Sea.

Transport: Verlume operations facility has a car park, where reverse parking is observed. The facility can be reached by First Bus X27 and it is also a 15-20 minute walk from Dyce train station.

Other details: No PPE is required as there will be no operations ongoing. Please advise if there are any access requirements.