MHK Technologies/Oceanlinx Mark 3 Wave Energy Converter

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Oceanlinx
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/GPP Namibia
MHK Projects/Greenwave Rhode Island Ocean Wave Energy Project
MHK Projects/Hawaii
MHK Projects/Oceanlinx Maui
MHK Projects/Port Kembla
MHK Projects/Portland
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Wave
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Oscillating Water Column
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description The Oceanlinx Mark 3 Wave Energy Converter is a floating multi Oscilating Water Chamber Wave Energy Converter. The airflow generated by the OWC passes through a patented Denniss Auld turbine which converts the bidirectional airflow of the OWC to a unidirectional rotation of the axial flow turbine which in turn drives a generator.



Mooring Configuration The Oceanlinx Mark 3 Wave Energy Converter is designed to operate with a catenary mooring system.
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Proprietary

Technology Dimensions
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) Proprietary
Device Testing
Scale Test •Yes a one third scale and a full scale prototype of earlier generation technology have been tested in sea state conditions The latest device has been subjected to wave tank testing to evaluate improvements to the technology of earlier generations.

Full-Scale Test •Yes a one third scale and a full scale prototype of earlier generation technology have been tested in sea state conditions The latest device has been subjected to wave tank testing to evaluate improvements to the technology of earlier generations.







Date Submitted 10/7/2010

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