RePOWER (Reinforced Polymers for Wave Energy)
Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers Lda
CorPower Ocean AB, DNV GL UK Ltd, Wave Venture Ltd, CETO Wave Energy UK Ltd, NCC Operations Ltd, Ove Arup & Partners Ltd
The RePOWER (Reinforced Polymers for Wave EneRgy) consortium assessed the use of reinforced polymers as the prime mover of point absorber wave energy converters (WECs). The project brought together leading WEC developers (CorPower Ocean AB and Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd.), an independent engineering design team (Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers, Arup Consulting Engineers and DNV GL) and materials & manufacturing experts (National Composites Centre), to complete front-end engineering design (FEED) studies that assessed the technical and economic viability of using reinforced polymers as a key structural material in WEC design.
SMMP stage 1 project summary report for the Cruz Atcheson Consulting Reinforced Polymers for Wave Energy (RePOWER) project. Includes a description of the technology, scope of work, achievements and recommendations for further work.View Details