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Q-Connect


Stage

Stage 1

Project Lead

Quoceant Ltd

Project Sub-Contractors

The European Marine Energy Centre Ltd, Inyanga Maritime Ltd

Final public reporting from this project is due to be published in Summer 2020. 

For further information on the current status, please contact the Lead Applicant.  

 

Quoceant worked with their project partners, Inyanga Maritime and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), to develop the ‘Q-Connect’ system. The intention of the Q-Connect is to provide combined mechanical and electrical connection in a manner which is adaptable to a range of different prototype WEC designs.

The Stage 1 work aimed to further the concept design for this adaptable system, as well as targeting key technology improvements over existing state-of-the-art. The activities included concept drawing, operational storyboarding and design appraisal. This allowed a meaningful assessment to be made of the feasibility of the design, its potential benefits and the range of WEC designs to which it may be compatible.