Leask Marine has won a contract to provide support for the design, fabrication, assembly and commissioning of the deployment platform for DesignPro’s 60kW hydrokinetic turbine as part of its Horizon 2020 SME Instrument funded project.
“We were impressed by Leask Marine’s track record in delivering marine energy projects and with their enthusiasm for innovation in design. We are looking forward to working with them on this exciting project,” said Vincent Mc Cormack, innovation manager, DesignPro Renewables.
DesignPro is developing small-scale hydrokinetic turbines for river and estuary applications for commercialisation following its current project.
The company currently has a smaller, grid connected 25kW device undergoing operational and environmental testing at the SEENEOH test site in Bordeaux, France since September last year.
Leask Marine is an engineering company that specialises in design and build of marine structures with experience in the build and deployment of tidal energy machines.
“Leask Marine are excited to combine our naval architecture, design and fabrication capabilities to this exciting project. The DesignPro concept offers a simple and viable floating solution to power from tidal and estuary flow and we are proud to help this market reduce LCOE and achieve international traction for many off-grid communities,” said Rupert Raymond, lead engineer/ naval architect, Leask Marine.