A summary of the reports contained within the 5 work packages of Project Secure.
Advanced Concrete Engineering – WEC (“ACE-WEC”)
SMMP Stage 1 - Public Report - Quoceant
Innosea Ltd, Black & Veatch Ltd, University of Dundee, David Kerr Engineering Consultant Ltd
This project was undertaken to assess the application of novel fibre‐reinforced concretes manufactured using additive techniques (3D printing) to produce low‐cost structures for WEC prime mover applications. The project indicated that fibre‐reinforced concretes provide a viable construction material for wave energy converter (WEC) structures, and manufacture using additive methods provides the potential for significant cost savings against more traditional steel and conventional concrete designs.
Demonstration of the material and manufacturing methods are required to support the conclusions reached by the project and to provide additional refinement to both structural designs using the concrete and manufacturing methods and the cost estimates for accurate calculation of the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE) for different wave energy convertor solutions.
Project Keywords: Structure, Fabrication, Design Load Cases, Concrete, Hybrid, Materials, Stage 1, LCOE, Steel, Performance
Other reports from this
Set of reports detailing the sophisticated hydraulic power take off system used in the large scale Pelamis prototypes
Detailed reports on the mooring and connection system designed by Pelamis for their large scale prototypes
The PELs suite of custom Pelamis simulation software is covered in this set of reports
Conclusions and recommendations are given based on the Pelamis cost of energy modelling
Breakdown of build costs for key components within the Pelamis P2 wave energy converter, procured and built in 2010/2011.
Detailed breakdown of component costs within the PTO system of the Pelamis P2 machine procured in 2010, and tested over a number of years at EMEC.
The Pelamis machine included a novel system allowing rapid connect/disconnect from both the mooring system and electrical cable simultaneously. Cost breakdown for this system is given.
NWEC stage 1 project summary report for the Quoceant Automatically Inflatable and Stowable Volume (AISV) project. Includes a description of the technology, scope of work, achievements and recommendations for further work.
This additional Controls documentation provides a condensed background description of Power Take Off modelling requirements, and Power Take Off specifications for control systems developers.
A summary of the Q-Connect technology, and the scope of work, outcomes, and next steps for development that were identified during Stage 1.
A summary of the Q-Connect technology, and the scope of work, outcomes, and next steps for development that were identified during Stage 2.