Apollo developed a combined mechanical and electrical connector, Pull and Lock Marine (PALM). The core innovation is that riser tension is maintained in all sea states.View Details
The competition for Quick Connection Systems for a wave energy converter will target the connection and disconnection of either the:
- Mooring system
- Electrical system
- Mooring and electrical systems combined
The overall objective of the Quick Connection Systems (QCS) programme is to reduce the duration, cost and risk of offshore operations for prototype wave energy converters by supporting projects to design and develop a quick connection and disconnection system between a device and its moorings and/or electrical system.
The projects below were announced by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, Scottish Government on December 5th, 2019.
7 teams originally entered into the programme at Stage 1, which commenced in January 2020.
Blackfish is developing the C-DART, a combined mooring and electrical quick connector. It will reduce manual intervention offshore and increase operational weather windows.View Details
Ditrel are developing SEMC (Subsea Electrical & Mooring Connection), a watertight system that connects a cable and a floating structure using terrestrial electrical terminals.View Details
Furthering the design of Apollo's Pull and Lock Marine (PALM) mechanical and electrical connector through detailed analysis of two WEC test cases.View Details
Ongoing development of Blackfish's C-CART mechanical and electrical connector, which furthered the design through detailed analysis of its application to wave and tidal test cases.View Details
The next stage in the development of Nova's MECmate electrical connector, which includes detailed analysis in multiple integration scenarios for wave and tidal applications.View Details