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Create a tool to help decide how an offshore rig should be powered.

Energy Sources for Offshore Platforms

The intern will get to learn how offshore platforms operate, and what equipment and facilities are on them. You will also get to meet key personnel in the Platforms and Structures team whose expertise you can use to help with the project.

This project will involve some research and data collation into key pieces of equipment on a platform, how much electrical power is required for different sizes and types of equipment, and the types and sizes of electrical power generation equipment.

The intern will develop a spreadsheet tool to allow a user to select equipment and power requirements for a new platform. This will automatically provide a selection of power generation options to meet the demand, with renewable power generation being first choice where possible.

At the end of the project, the intern will share their work which will be the working spreadsheet, a written report, and a presentation demonstrating how the tool works.


Key skills and interests

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel PowerPoint)
  • Self-motivated and well organised
  • Works well in a team
  • Good inter-personal and communication skills
  • Creative and innovative with an interest in engineering and the energy transition


Host company information

Aquaterra Energy Ltd is based in Norwich, with offices around the world. From seabed to surface, oil and gas to wind and hydrogen, Aquaterra Energy is committed to engineering excellence.

The Platforms & Structures team in Aquaterra Energy delivers bespoke offshore Platforms and Structures for the global energy industry. We specialise in shallow water solutions up to 100m water depth, with designs that reflect our Environment and Social Governance visions. We also encourage local fabrication, where possible.

Address: Innovation House, 2 Alkmaar Way, Norwich, NR6 6BF
Key Contact: 
Robert Watt

Visit the Aquaterra Energy website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD Crest award. Download the CREST project guide to help you.

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