Offshore islands dependent on imported energy, either in electrical or fossil fuel form, are facing increasing economic pressures due to rising energy and transport costs.
Many offshore islands have significant wind and ocean energy resources which, if harvested, should reduce costs and dependencies, yield inward investment and create major business opportunities. In fact in recent years there have been an increasing number of examples of small island communities aiming for energy independence through the development of local renewable potentials and mix integrated energy solutions. Many of them are connected with the land electricity grid (if possible) using submarine solution. POWERGLOBE QATAR activates its technology for energy offshore solutions for large-scale energy integrated projects, including connecting islands with the electricity grid, offshore energy transportation, offshore wind-power production, development-construction-transportation-installation- inspection-repair-maintenance of offshore and onshore energy production facilities.
Sources: Global Energy News, QGN, Gulf Times, BBC News, Gulf Agencies News, Global Electricity News, GCN