MHK Technologies/Pelamis

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Pelamis Wave Power formerly Ocean Power Delivery
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Aguçadoura
MHK Projects/Orcadian Wave Farm
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Wave
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Attenuator
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TRL 5/6: System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration
Technology Description The Pelamis Wave Energy Converter is a semi-submerged, articulated structure composed of cylindrical sections linked by hinged joints. The wave-induced motion of these joints is resisted by hydraulic rams, which pump high-pressure fluid through hydraulic motors via smoothing accumulators. The hydraulic motors drive electrical generators to produce electricity. Power from all the joints is fed down a single umbilical cable to a junction on the sea bed. Several devices can be connected together and linked to shore through a single seabed cable.






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Device Testing
Date Submitted 10/8/2010

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