German company NEMOS has announced the delivery of the main components of the 2019 wave energy converter (WEC) prototype.
The NEMOS team is commissioning the device in the Port of Ostend.
The 2019 WEC prototype features a 8 x 2 m floater and a 16 m long substructure. The prototype is deployed in Ostend, next to the NEMOS research tower that is installed on site to control and surveil the WEC trials.
In May this year, NEMOS completed the installation and commissioning works for the Ostend Research Tower, located 500 meters off the coast of Oostende.
In June, the commissioning works for the Ostend Wave Energy Test Site finished with the installation of the mooring near the Ostend Research Tower.
The prototype design marks the latest stage of the NEMOS WEC developments.
This evolved standalone floating design does not require a fixed building structure like the initial NEMOS concept and thus can be realized to competitive steel to kilowatt-hour ratio, the company explains.
While the prototype is commissioned in the port, the NEMOS development team already deployed a small scaled handling model to test the installation and decommissioning procedures of the device on site and to train the handling operations.