CorPower Ocean

CorPower Ocean

CorPower Ocean, a Swedish wave energy developer, are currently preparing to test a half scale prototype wave energy converter system at EMEC’s scale test site in Scapa Flow.

www.corpowerocean.com
 

Hi-Drive

As part of the Hi-Drive project, funded by Wave Energy Scotland’s PTO systems call, CorPower’s technology is being taken through a programme of structured verification guided by best practice support from EMEC, alongside the experience from offshore power generation company Iberdrola Engineering, the University of Edinburgh, and WavEC Offshore Renewables’ expertise in cost and performance modelling. The project will involve a five-month programme of cyclical dry and wet testing of the system in Orkney, culminating in a performance assessment by EMEC. Prior to arriving in Orkney, the PTO will undergo a five-month dry test period in Stockholm using the same test rig, thereby significantly de-risking the ocean deployment.

This novel approach to PTO development will incorporate the installation of a bespoke dry test rig at EMEC for hardware-in-the-loop testing. The test rig will have the ability to subject wave devices to the full range of wave loads corresponding to the most challenging sea states.
 

Waveboost

CorPower are also leading the WaveBoost project – a three-year Horizon 2020 funded project aiming to instigate a step-change improvement to reliability and performance of Wave Energy Converter through the development and validation of innovative Power Take-Off (PTO) technology. The project will demonstrate innovative end-stop and power smoothing technology expected to further improve the survivability and reliability of resonant wave energy converters.

WaveBoost project partners include: CorPower, EMEC, EDP Innovação SA, PMC Cylinders, GS Hydro, The University of Edinburgh, WavEC Offshore Renewables, and The Research Institute of Sweden (RISE).

www.waveboost.eu
 

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Scale tank tests of CorPower buoy (Credit CorPower)

Scale tank tests of CorPower buoy (Credit CorPower)

 

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