Ocean Power Technologies Unveils Breakthrough: WAM-V Demonstrates Remote Connection to PowerBuoy® for On-Water Charging
This significant achievement was unveiled through a compelling video, captured during on-water trials conducted earlier this month. The video showcases the docking of the WAM-V to a buoy, exemplifying OPT's advanced autonomous capabilities. The successful connection that will enable charging represents a significant leap forward in the integration of renewable energy sources within the maritime industry.
"Our successful demonstration of a WAM-V remotely attaching itself to a buoy that will enable establishing a charging connection is a defining moment for OPT and the maritime technology sector as a whole," stated
By showcasing the successful docking of the WAM-V on-water, OPT paves the way for a future where autonomous vessels can operate for extended durations, opening doors to various applications within the maritime domain.
Additionally, OPT's CEO,
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OPT provides intelligent maritime solutions and services that enable safer, cleaner, and more productive ocean operations for the defense and security, oil and gas, science and research, and offshore wind markets. Our PowerBuoy® platforms provide clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote maritime and subsea applications. We also provide WAM-V® autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) and marine robotics services through our wholly owned subsidiary Marine Advanced Robotics. The Company’s headquarters are located in
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