The projects with Companies that use this combination are:
|Report Link||Companies||Sea Basin|
|A1||Floating Power Plant||Atlantic|
|B5||JJ Campbells and Associates||Atlantic|
This combination is a mixed use platform (MUP) designed by J.J. Campbell & Associates, consisting of a large V-shaped concrete structure incorporating Oscillating Water Column (OWC) wave energy converters, with a wind turbine mounted on the platform via a steel superstructure.
The concrete construction is modular allowing easier fabrication and assembly. Other advantages of the concrete construction include the cost-effectiveness of concrete as opposed to an entirely steel construction, ease of maintenance and the proven technique of slip-form concrete construction.
By combining wave and wind technology in the same platform, the economic viability of the technology will be increased. The aggregation of wind and wave energy converting technologies reduces the variability of the power generated by the platform as a whole with respect to time. It will also be able to make maximum use of the resources available at any particular location, and due to the floating aspect, will be deployable in water depths previously beyond the limits of current fixed offshore wind technology. Planned deployment location for the pilot is off the west coast of Ireland.
For additional information, please contact John Campbell, Managing Director
Floating Power Plant develops a multi-use platform combining wind and wave technology. The company is entering the commercialisation stage, based on over 8 years of R&D, testing and business development. FPP has successfully operated a half scale offshore prototype for over 2 years – making FPP the only company in the world that have successfully provided power to the grid from wave and wind at the same time. The company is backed by 156 private shareholders and leading industrial development partners.
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