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SBT Energy Announce Completion of Successful Tank Testing.

SBT Energy (‘SBT’), is pleased to announce the completion of a successful wave-tank test programme and preliminary field trials, for their buoy concepts, part of a disruptive offshore buoy and tank technology for the renewables, oil and gas and other offshore industries.

SBT’s technology covers eight unmanned offshore buoy and storage tank concepts, tested with the support of the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) and the University of Edinburgh.

The tests involving two of the buoy designs, confirming the extremely stable response of the designs, with the unique design resulting in very low motions not previously achievable by offshore buoys.

The comprehensive scope of the model tests resulted in more accurate measurement and a large database for confirmation of results.  Preliminary field trials on a third concept were performed off the West Coast of Scotland earlier in the summer.