Aquamarine shares know-how
Wave Energy Scotland to disseminate experience gained
Aquamarine Power has secured a three-month contract with Wave Energy Scotland to share knowledge gained through the development of its Oyster device.
The work package, known as Project Know-How, will see Aquamarine share experience gained through building, installing and operating two full-scale Oyster wave energy machines European Marine Energy Centre on Orkney.
As part of the contract, Aquamarine will hold a workshop for WES industry invitees and will disseminate knowledge in areas as diverse as offshore operations, corrosion and protection, supply chain components, resource modelling and assessments and maintainability improvements.
Aquamarine CEO Paddy O’Kane stressed the importance of sharing its lessons learned with others in the marine industry.
“This work package will help us all to collaborate and ‘work smarter’ in solving current and future wave industry challenges,” he said.
WES aims to support and accelerate the development of wave energy technology in Scotland and was established as part of development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise. It is funded by the Scottish Government.
Image: Oyster 800 wave energy converter (Aquamarine Power)