Ocean Power Technologies and HAI Technologies Announce a Joint Application Development and Marketing Agreement


Hydro - Feb 6, 2017

Dan Krohn, HAI Technologies General Manager stated, “HAI has tremendous experience in a variety of technologies and applications in the offshore oil and gas industry including subsea chemical systems. Chemical injection techniques are used to mitigate the diminishing effects of buildup in piping and pumping systems used in subsea oil production operations. HAI has developed an innovative, compact and modular approach which moves the chemical injection system closer to the production field. We believe HAI Technologies’ advanced chemical injection solutions, combined with OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy®, creates a unique opportunity to pair two distinctive offshore technologies creating new methods to deal with long distance and remote offshore field developments.  We believe combining subsea chemical injection components with a local surface power system such as the PB3, is a new subsea architecture reducing field development cost, and potentially making an impractical field now practical.” 

George Kirby, OPT Chief Executive Officer stated: “We are excited to join efforts with such an innovative company as HAI Technologies. Chemical injection systems require persistent and reliable power, and we believe OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy® can provide prime and augmented power and real-time system control communications which may enable the cost reduction and simplification of transporting chemicals over long distances. Our PowerBuoy compliments HAI’s modular approach to chemical injection systems by providing cost-effective and persistent power and communications.  We are seeing a demand for innovative, cost saving technologies in the offshore oil and gas industry, and we believe that HAI Technologies’ innovative chemical injection capabilities, in combination with OPT’s PowerBuoy, will enable our customers to overcome technical hurdles and to deliver significant savings to their operations.”


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OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy® is a reliable and persistent power and communication platform for remote offshore applications such as advanced multi-functional sensors, modular chemical injection systems for subsea oil production operations, and docking stations for subsea drones.  End-users can apply the PB3 to a suite of mission critical payloads while extending their range of operation, lowering their operational costs, and enabling real-time data transfer and decision making.

Headquartered in Pennington, New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) is a leader in ocean wave energy conversion. OPT’s proprietary PowerBuoy® technology is based on a scalable and modular design.  OPT specializes in cost-effective and environmentally sound ocean wave based power generation and management technology.

HAI Technologies, is headquartered in Houston, TX and also operates out of Rochester NY.  HAI Technologies specializes in innovative products both for high power long wave acoustics, and products for Oil and Gas subsea field development.  

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Company Contact: Matthew T. Shafer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Phone: 609-730-0400 Investor Relations Contact: Andrew Barwicki Barwicki Investor Relations Inc Phone: 516-662-9461

Source : Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Published on Global Energy World: Feb 6, 2017

 

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