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Create a tool to help identify suitable methods of powering an offshore wind farm.

Selection of Energy Sources for Offshore Platforms

Aquaterra Energy is looking to streamline equipment selection and power generation for new platforms through a spreadsheet tool. It should prioritise renewable energy options, aligning with the company’s sustainability goals and enhance operational efficiency, ensuring optimal power solutions while reducing the carbon footprint.

The intern will develop a spreadsheet tool to enable a user to select equipment and hence load requirements for a new platform and automatically provide a selection of power generation options to meet the demand, with renewable power generation being first choice where possible. During the project, there will be research and data collection to identify key pieces of equipment, calculate the energy requirements from various pieces of equipment, and investigate what power sources could be used on the platform.

At the end of the project, you will prepare: a project report outlining the project remit, activities carried out and project outcomes (Word); a Power Generation Selection Tool (Excel) and a project presentation summarising the report and demonstrating the tool (PowerPoint).

This could be a team project.


Key skills and interests

  • Microsoft Office
  • Research
  • Problem solving
  • Data analysis
  • Teamwork
  • Self-motivation


Host company information

At Aquaterra Energy, we are committed to delivering innovative products and solutions which empower the global offshore energy industry to optimise efficiencies, reduce costs and decarbonise operations. We embed ESG into everything we do, supporting our customers to operate as responsibly and sustainably as possible.

We are a trusted partner that supports the full offshore energy life cycle, providing the tools and products needed from day one of operations, through to asset life extension and decommissioning. Our expertise ranges from riser systems, platforms, and offshore analysis, all of which ensure we can offer a tailored solutions to meet your needs. We are exploring new frontiers and driving the energy transition through our pioneering work in decarbonising oil and gas operations, carbon capture and storage, offshore wind and offshore green hydrogen projects.

Address: 2 Alkmaar Way, Norwich, Norfolk, NR6 6BF
Key contact: Joshua Carney

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

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