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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Offshore Islands Ltd

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Current/Tidal
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Axial Flow Turbine

Technology Description The Current Catcher harnesses the power and fluctuations of the ocean's currents to generate energy. It uses cones to increase the velocity of the ocean current and to direct it to the turbine blades to maximize the production of energy which in turn is transferred through electrical swivels. The Current Catcher uses conventional low cost steel tubular frames. These frames can support both ocean and tidal current power generators rigidly fixed to the seabed or moored to the seabed.

Power Transfer Method It uses cones to increase the velocity of the ocean current and to direct it to the turbine blades to maximize the production of energy which in turn is transferred through electrical swivels.




Technology Dimensions
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Date Submitted 10:23.2

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