Online Technology Platform To Support UK Energy Transition
The goal of the platform is to connect technologies to operators, developers, and end users in the UK oil, gas, and renewable energy sectors and be the catalyst for rapid technology deployment.
TechnologyCatalogue.com, a growing technology platform in the energy industry, and Carjon-NRG, an Aberdeen-headquartered technology deployment service company, announced they will join forces for the delivery of a UK energy technology platform. The goal of the online platform is to connect technologies to operators, developers, and end users in the UK oil, gas, and renewable energy sectors and be the catalyst for rapid technology deployment.
“We’re excited to partner with Carjon-NRG to deliver this platform. Operators, developers and end users in the energy industry are keen to innovate, but they often struggle to know which technologies are available and what has already been used by other operators and in other parts of the world. Also, people often don’t have the specific technical expertise required to sustainably embed the technology in their business. With this UK platform, we make finding technology for operators and developers in the UK energy industry as easy as finding a great restaurant or accommodation online. And provide access to effective support services required to get the technology deployed,” said Erik Nijveld, managing partner of TechnologyCatalogue.com.
TechnologyCatalogue.com was launched in Q3 2018 based on more than 20 years of technology deployment experience. It has rapidly grown in terms of content and functionality.
The COVID-19 challenges have further accelerated the growth, and because of travel and meetings restrictions, suppliers are seeking alternatives to exhibitions and other conventional ways to attract buyers for their technology.
End users are keen as it helps them to quickly get an overview of available technologies, underpinned by deployment references and reviews. Suppliers can promote their technologies on the platform for free and individual users can access the content for free. In addition, they can commission relevant services to support the uptake of technology.
“The online platform will be fully aligned with the Oil & Gas Authority, MER-UK and Net-Zero strategy as set out by the Technology Leadership Board, as well as the Oil & Gas UK-led Energy Transition Roadmap 2035. As such, it will support the industry with the drive to make the most of existing assets whilst reducing CO2 emissions. It will also support the UK economy through the export of UK technologies and expertise”, said Colin Black, managing director of Carjon-NRG.
The platform will be online in Q3 2020. Suppliers can already register their technologies via TechnologyCatalogue.com. When the platform goes live, the technologies will then also be visible, provided the technologies are in line with the UK priority areas, this way maximizing visibility in the UK as well as globally.
TechnologyCatalogue.com has facilitated more than 700 technology deployments for tens of different operators over the years.
Carjon-NRG was established in 2015 during the global oil and gas downturn to help operators and their technology suppliers address key challenges in managing safe, efficient, and cost-effective operations. It has supported multiple business development, export, internationalization, inward investment, and technology deployment projects.