A new contract has been dished out by the NSTA to connect thousands of tech suppliers to North Sea operators.
The platform has been developed by Aberdeen-based Carjon-NRG and the TechnologyCatalogue.com website – the latter led by CEO Erik Nijveld, former technology deployment manager at Shell in the Netherlands.
Previously, free access was restricted which inhibited use of the platform. This pilot will give UK suppliers the opportunity to promote their technology to a wide market of potential users.
There are currently 128 live technologies on the platform from around 100 UK suppliers, out of a total of 880 technologies surveyed by the NSTA in 2020 (Technology Insights). In Q3 2022, 3,165 UK individuals visited the site. This initiative expects to generate a significant increase in companies posting their equipment and potential buyers visiting.
Ernie Lamza, NSTA senior technology adviser, said: “The idea is basically very simple. These technologies are proven to have benefits across the North Sea in safety, exploration, production, the drive to cutting emissions, assisting the energy transition, supporting carbon storage and renewables.
“We want more users to be aware of their existence and deploy them in their projects. For a relatively small investment, we can help to realise more of the massive potential of the North Sea.”
TechnologyCatalogue.com co-founder and CEO, Erik Nijveld, said: “We are delighted to be working with the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) to help accelerate the deployment of technologies in the United
Kingdom. Our platform provides a unique service that will be of great benefit to businesses to reduce CO2 emissions, reduce costs and improve safety.”
Carjon-NRG managing director and UK partner at TechnologyCatalogue.com, Colin Black, said: “The UK Energy Technology platform was developed to address a lack of visibility of emerging & field proven technologies identified by the Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) led Efficiency Task Force (ETF) and is fully aligned with the NSTA Lifecycle Categories and Priorities.
“It already contains >550 technologies, and further Technology Solutions are being added every week. It is actively being used by energy companies in the UK.”