MHK Technologies/Morild Power Plant
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|Primary Organization||Hydra Tidal Energy Technology AS|
|Project(s) where this technology is utilized||•MHK Projects/MORILD Demonstration Plant|
| Technology Resource
| Technology Type
|Axial Flow Turbine|
| Technology Readiness Level
|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|
|Freeboard (m)|| 17
|Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW)||1.25 MW|
|Relevant Technical Publications|| •LCA analysis shows 3,2kg CO2/ MWh over Morild's lifespan.