Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is hosting a Brokerage Event that gives industry, science and technology professionals the opportunity to make new business contacts, and to identify potential partners to develop Quick Connection Systems for wave energy converters.
The event is being held at the Technology Innovation Centre (TIC), Glasgow on August 14.
WES recently launched its Quick Connection Systems funding call.
The new programme will support projects for the design and development of a remotely operated, rapid connection/disconnection system for wave energy converters, with the aim of reducing the duration, cost and risk of offshore operations. Such a system will be an integral element of the mooring system, the electrical system, or both. In this case, the electrical system is expected to include the provision for wired communications within the electrical cable.
Successful applicants to the call will undertake a feasibility study on their proposed technical solution in Stage 1, followed by the design and analysis of this technical solution in Stage 2 and to build & test in Stage 3. Contracts for Stage 1 projects will be up to £70,000.
The Brokerage Event participants are expected from sectors with connection systems (electrical and structural), moorings and sub-sea cabling, oil and gas, electrical engineering, aerospace, space engineering, offshore wind, ROVs, sub-sea vessel stability and manoeuvring and others. Key R&D players already engaged with the WES programme are also expected.