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Paul brewster presentation

  1. 1. www.seapotential.com
  2. 2. Developing Technology Concepts into Offshore power stations Dr Paul Brewster Chief Technical Officer
  3. 3. Pioneering research
  4. 4. Leading Device Concepts
  5. 5. Next Generation
  6. 6. Development route maps
  7. 7. Successful Development routes ??
  8. 8. Design Development <ul><li>- Transfer of analysis tools from Oil & Gas industry </li></ul>
  9. 9. Research Infrastructure & Test Sites Mayo Wave Test Site Full-scale grid-connected Galway Bay ¼ scale test site Strangford Wave & Tidal Test facility Cork OE Test tank facility
  10. 10. Test Facilities - Universities have developed core expertise
  11. 11. Test Sites – Galway Bay ¼ scale conditions
  12. 12. Test Sites – Belmullet Open Ocean Facility
  13. 13. Demonstration projects <ul><li>Stimulate supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative approaches to grid connecting small arrays </li></ul><ul><li>Introduces major subsea engineering businesses to the sector </li></ul>
  14. 14. Offshore Power stations <ul><li>Transfer of project development skills from other sectors - e.g. wind farms </li></ul><ul><li>Wide reaching stakeholder engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Unknowns remain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Array effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource characterization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations & maintenance </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Technology Concepts - Offshore power stations <ul><li>Increased demand to develop new concepts targeting improved productivity </li></ul><ul><li>Higher utilisation of intermediate scale test sites </li></ul><ul><li>Streamlined licensing and access to grid infrastructure </li></ul>
  16. 16. www.seapotential.com

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