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 are pleased to announce 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.”

About BIRNS, Inc.

Founded in 1954, BIRNS, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified global leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance lighting and connector systems for deep ocean, defense, marine and nuclear power applications.

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About Columbia Power Technologies, Inc. (C-Power)

Columbia Power Technologies, Inc. (C-Power) delivers the products the marine economy needs to change the ocean from a power desert into a power- and data-enriched environment. As a worldwide leader in wave energy systems, C-Power is developing reliable, sustainable, cost- effective energy generation and storage solutions that are easy to transport and deployable anywhere in the world for a wide range of applications benefitting critical industries such as offshore energy, defense and security, aquaculture, science and research, and communications. Based in Charlottesville, Virginia, with product development in Corvallis, Oregon, the C-Power team brings more than 150 years of successful management, operating and engineering experience. Learn more at cpower.co or connect with C-Power on LinkedIn.