ONS, Norway, 28th of August 2018.  Skeleton Technologies and MJR Power and Automation Ltd. have signed a contract to commercialize Skeleton Technologies ultracapacitors in MJR’s systems.

Skeleton Technologies and MJR are introducing water-cooled 170V ultracapacitor module technology for the X-Wave Active Heave Compensation (AHC) systems. Currently, the first module is being built for testing in the North Sea with further systems planned for 2019.

The 170V ultracapacitor module enables recovery of energy during the ‘heave up’ phase and releasing it again during the ‘heave down’ phase. This can reduce the overall system power demand by up to 75% and therefore reduce the total peak power required from the vessel or generator supply.  Unlike batteries, ultracapacitors have up to 15 years of lifetime and no need for maintenance, which brings additional cost savings.

In fail-safe stoppages in case of emergencies such as a “blackout” situation, the locally stored energy can enable a controlled stop under load, thus reducing the potential for mechanical damage to the rotating machinery, load, or auxiliary equipment.

"Choosing to work with the best ultracapacitor manufacturer on the market was easy. Not only is their technology best suited for our marine and offshore applications but they care deeply about establishing long-lasting relationships with support to us and our clients. Ultracapacitors are suited to AHC applications, as well as all back of deck rotating machinery and systems where high availability and safety are paramount. In addition, Skeleton’s ultracapacitors and MJR’s power conversion systems can provide vessels and rigs with transient support by strengthening the network and improving voltage and frequency response, preventing or minimizing blackout impacts.", commented Mr. Paul Cairns, Managing Director at MJR Power & Automation.

Mr. Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies, said: "Where Skeleton Technologies’ advantage lies is in the low internal resistance of our ultracapacitors. This drastically increases the energy saving potential of MJR’s systems and makes working at sea safer and more economical.”

About Skeleton Technologies

Skeleton Technologies is the global leader in graphene-based ultracapacitors and energy-storage systems. We deliver high power, high energy, reliable and long-life storage solutions across the industry. Through the use of patented ‘curved graphene’, we have achieved global breakthroughs in ultracapacitor performance and successfully commercialized our ultracapacitors, in trucks, buses, and grid applications.

Since our foundation in 2009, we have raised 42 M EUR to support manufacturing scale-up in Germany and in Estonia and grown our headcount from 4 to 100 people.

Our ultracapacitors deliver twice the energy density and 4 times the power density offered by other manufacturers. Our current customer base ranges from leading Tier One automotive firms and industrial equipment OEMs to truck fleet operators and aerospace prime contractors.

 

About MJR Power and Automation

MJR Power and Automation provides engineering, construction and installation expertise to the offshore marine and energy industry to support the delivery of challenging marine projects. Our customers are wide ranging from offshore developers to installation contractors and global offshore equipment manufacturers. For over 20 years MJR Power and Automation has successfully delivered projects to Customers in the Marine industry, Oil and Gas industry, Offshore Wind/ Renewable Energy industry and Marine Telecommunications industry.

Our highly skilled engineering, integration and installation teams have a broad range of experience, ranging from development of complex control systems and power conversion equipment to the supply of electrically driven active heave compensated winches and linear compensators based on our industry-leading X-Wave™ control platform.

Services range from providing independent engineering consultancy, through to the design and build of bespoke offshore equipment with full installation and integration into client vessels.

 

Press Contact:

Olivier Chabilan, Phone: +372 54005656, olivier.chabilan@skeletontech.com
OÜ Skeleton Technologies 10th Floor, Öpik house, Valukoja 8, 11415 Tallinn.

 

MJR Press Contact

Paul Cairns, Phone: +44 (0) 1642 762 151, paul.cairns@mjrcontrols.com

MJR Power & Automation, 85 & 88 Willows Court, Teesside Industrial Estate, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9PP, UK

 

Press contact GSA:
Moritz Wolff, Phone +49 89 53 29 57 37, skeleton@harvard.de