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Annual Conference 2018

Project Progress Updates


  • Project Lead

    Wave Energy Scotland Ltd

  • Author

    Wave Energy Scotland Ltd

  • Date

    December 2018

A representative from each of the current projects gave a quick update on their progress up to December 2018, and their plans for future technology development

The file available to download combines the following presentations:

Project Progress Updates: Control Systems, Stage 2

  • MaxSim Ltd – Cost of Energy Optimisation by Reinforcement Learning
  • Queen Mary University – Adaptive Hierarchical Model Predictive Control of Wave Energy Converters
  • Wood – IMPACT – Integrated Marine Point Absorber Control Tool

Project Progress Updates: Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Stage 2

  • Arup – Concrete as a Technology Enabler
  • CorPower – HydroComp
  • Tension Technology International – NetBuoy

Project Progress Updates: Novel Wave Energy Converter, Stage 2

  • 4cEngineering – ACER 2
  • AWS – Improved Archimedes Waveswing
  • Checkmate – Anaconda
  • Mocean – Mocean WEC

Project Progress Updates: Power Take-Off, Stage 3

  • Artimus – Quantor Hybrid Hydraulic PTO
  • Oceaneering – Power Electronic Controlled Magnetic Gear
  • Umbra – Electro-Mechanical Reciprocating Generator
  • University of Edinburgh – Project Neptune

Project Keywords: Attenuator, Ball Screw, Bulge Wave, Composites, Concrete, Linear Generator, Magnet, Hydraulics, Submerged Pressure Differential, Model Predictive Control, Reinforcement Learning, Algorithm, Polymer, Control Systems, Materials, NWEC, PTO, Stage 2, Stage 3

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Novel Wave Energy Converter - Stage 2 Guidance Documentation

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