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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Green Ocean Energy Ltd
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Development of Ocean Treader
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Wave
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Attenuator
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TRL 4: Proof of Concept
Technology Description The Wave Treader concept utilises the arms and sponsons from Ocean Treader and instead of reacting against a floating Spar Buoy, will react through an Interface Structure onto the Foundation of an Offshore Wind Turbine. Between the Arms and the Interface Structure hydraulic cylinders are mounted and as the wave passes the machine first the forward Sponson will lift and fall and then the aft Sponson will lift and fall each stroking their hydraulic cylinder in turn. This pressurises hydraulic fluid which is then smoothed by hydraulic accumulators before driving a hydraulic motor which in turn drives an electricity generator. The electricity is then exported through the cable shared with the Wind Turbine.






Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 10/8/2010

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