MHK Projects/Oyster 1 Project

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Project Profile
Project Start Date 1/1/2008

Project City Billia Croo Stromness, Orkney Scotland

Project Country United Kingdom
Project Resource
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Project Nearest Body of Water North Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 58.972°, -3.36°

Project Phase Phase 4

Project Details The 315kW Oyster 1 proof-of-concept device was operated at sea the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in northern Scotland between 2009 and 2011 and connected to a grid operated by utility Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution. Oyster 1 delivered in excess of 6000 operational hours offshore, as well as survival through winter seasons in line with its two-year design life.
Project Installed Capacity (MW) 0

Device Nameplate Capacity (MW) 0 8MW 1MW Farms of multiple machines will be deployed with installed capacity of circa 20MW

Number of Devices Deployed 1

Relevant Project Publications •01 - Collier D., Whittaker T., Crowley M., (2008): “The Construction of Oyster – A Nearshore Surging Wave Energy Converter”, 2nd International Conference on Ocean Energy, Brest, France.

02 - T.J.T. Whittaker, D. Collier, M. Folley, M. Osterreid, A. Henry, M. Crowley, (2007): ‘The Development of Oyster – A Shallow Water Surging Wave Energy Converter’, 7th European Wave & Tidal Energy Conference, Portugal.

Main Overseeing Organization Aquamarine Power

Project Technology MHK Technologies/Oyster
Project Timeline and Milestones •1/1/2008 Consent for installation granted
•6/1/2008 Fabrication
•1/1/2009 Installation and grid-connection
•1/1/2011 Decommissioned
Project Licensing
Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts See Tethys

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