InterMoor Limited has completed the installation of OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy® in the Huntington field for Premier Oil (Premier). 

InterMoor’s scope as main installation contractor included

  • optimisation of the mooring system for North Sea deployment,
  • supply and install of the hybrid three point mooring system
  • execution of the offshore mooring deployment
  • hook up of the buoy. 

Completion of the offshore campaign marks the culmination of over a year of engineering work with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT), Acteon sister company Pulse Monitoring and Premier’s project team. 

The project is partly funded by the OGTC and is the first of its kind for the UKCS.  Utilising its expertise in mooring system engineering & design and the wealth of knowledge gained in countless offshore projects, InterMoor successfully installed the moorings and deployed the 13m long, 11mT buoy from the OCV Island Valiant.

The PB3 is now generating power and operating as an intelligent autonomous platform to provide communications and remote monitoring services at Premier’s Huntington field in the central North Sea, for a trial period of up to 9 months.