OPT, Gardline to Develop Metocean Monitoring System
Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) and Gardline Environmental have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly develop innovative metocean monitoring and maritime security systems for prospective customers in the ocean observing and defense and security markets.
The MOU outlines a multi-phase effort which is the basis for ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Under this agreement, OPT and Gardline will work closely to investigate, develop, test and market advanced innovative solutions enabled by both companies’ technologies.
OPT President and Chief Executive Officer, George H. Kirby said: “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Gardline to develop a joint monitoring solution for offshore applications. The lack of cost effective delivery of reliable offshore power has long been the cause of stifled innovation. This MOU represents an important step in our intensified efforts to accelerate PowerBuoy commercialization and market adoption. Gardline’s expertise with systems integration, sensors and communications complemented by OPT’s leadership in wave energy conversion technology paves the way for novel solutions in offshore markets. We are pleased that Gardline chose to work with OPT to provide advanced systems solutions to the offshore industry.”
Gardline Environmental, Ltd is a market leader within the worldwide environmental services market and is part of Gardline Marine Sciences and the Gardline Group. Gardline has been successfully completing environmental, metocean, hydrographic, and geophysical surveys worldwide for more than 45 years, which has allowed the development of a high level of scientific and technical experience in the full range of marine environments.
Gardline’s Metocean Business Manager, Adam Nicholls said: “We are excited about working closely with OPT to create new, innovative applications and solutions that offer a potentially revolutionary improvement to current operational practices while reducing costs to clients within the metocean, security and defense markets.”