MHK Technologies/Morild Power Plant

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Hydra Tidal Energy Technology AS
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/MORILD Demonstration Plant
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Current/Tidal
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description The Morild power plant is a floating, moored construction based on the same principle as horizontal axis wind turbines. The plant has 4 two-blade underwater turbines and can utilize the energy potential in tidal and ocean currents. The 4 turbines transmit power via hydraulic transmission to 2 synchronous generators. Can be pitched 180 degrees to utilize energy in both directions. A cable from the transformer on the prototype to shore transfers energy.



Mooring Configuration Conventional Anchoring with a patented bouyance system for tidal currents Suction anchoring for ocean currents
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Tidal current minimum spring velocity 5 knots Ocean currents Minimum 2 5 knots

Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 35
Width (m) 55
Height (m) 37
Freeboard (m) 17


Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 1.25 MW
Device Testing
Relevant Technical Publications •LCA analysis shows 3,2kg CO2/ MWh over Morild's lifespan.



Date Submitted 9/28/2010

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