Mainstay Marine Solutions, based in South West Wales, has been awarded a contract by Australian based AMOG Consulting for the construction of its Wave Energy Converter (WEC) technology demonstrator device.
The WEC is tuned to maximize the power from incoming waves by extracting energy from the motion of its pendulum structure.
Stewart Graves, managing director, said: “Mainstay is delighted to have been awarded the contract with AMOG against EU competition. This exciting project enhances our ever-increasing portfolio of marine energy fabrication projects and is great endorsement of our marine engineering capabilities and prospects for the future.”
AMOG’s WEC project manager Jon Gumley, added: “We’re excited to have Mainstay Marine Solutions commence work on the fabrication of the AMOG WEC. Signing of this contract ends an intense period of detail design activity. Now we’re looking forward to a close working relationship with Mainstay on the build phase followed by a successful testing campaign in the summer.”
It is anticipated that by the end of summer 2019, the one-third scale WEC will be deployed and tested at the University of Exeter’s FabTest site in Falmouth.