C-Power and BIRNS Connect on SeaRAY Autonomous Offshore Power System Demonstration

A key aspect of succeeding in business is building meaningful connections. That’s why BIRNS, Inc. and C-Power announces their new partnership in support of C-Power’s demonstration of its SeaRAY autonomous offshore power system (AOPS) at the U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site in Hawaii.

BIRNS is supplying BIRNS Millennium™ subsea connectors and cable assemblies for the SeaRAY AOPS being deployed in Hawaii in the summer of 2021.

C-Power has initiated commercial launch of the SeaRAY AOPS. The AOPS is an integrated offshore power generation, energy storage, data server, and communications system for support of unmanned mobile and static assets. It provides energy and bidirectional data transfer, which are essential for customers seeking to reduce costs, improve safety and unlock a wave of innovative capabilities for resident vehicles, sensor packages, and operating equipment.

BIRNS developed custom electro-optical high-voltage cable assemblies for energy transfer and charging of autonomous underwater vehicles and seafloor data-gathering systems, as well as real-time data delivery for the unique SeaRAY system. “We are thrilled to be supporting C-Power’s efforts in this groundbreaking project,” said Eric Birns, President and CEO of BIRNS. “It’s exciting to see the development of a sustainable energy solution that supports such a wide-ranging suite of offshore applications.”

“The goal of the SeaRAY AOPS technology is to provide energy and data capabilities and services for our customers. Delivering this robust system requires the sophistication and expertise of partners like BIRNS,” said Reenst Lesemann, C-Power CEO. “We’re excited to work with BIRNS and our industry-leading partners to advance the future of the ocean economy toward a safer and less capital- and carbon-intensive tomorrow.”