Lessons Learnt from Real Sea Deployments
The European Marine Energy Centre Ltd
Aquatera Ltd, Bryan J Rendall (Electrical) Ltd, Green Marine (UK) Ltd, Leask Marine Ltd, Offshore Subsea Consultancy Services Ltd, Orcades Marine Management Consultants Ltd, Scotmarine Ltd, Sula Diving Ltd, Xodus Group Ltd
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has commissioned the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), through engagement with supply chain companies, to create a set of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) development guidance documents which draw upon the lessons learnt from real sea deployments of marine renewables at the Orkney-based test site.
Four guidance documents have been produced, covering Compliance, Handling, Installation, and Operations and Maintenance. These provide an insight into what technology developers should be considering at early stages of development, notably in areas of offshore operations, HSE, logistics, installation support, and regulatory compliance, and aim to aid WEC developers in making informed design decisions across a range of maturity levels and technology types.