Mocean Picks C-GEN Tech for Its Wave Energy Demo

Mocean Energy C-GEN test rig

Wave energy developer Mocean Energy has selected the University of Edinburgh’s C-GEN technology to provide the power take-off (PTO) for its first half-scale wave energy prototype.

In January this year Mocean Energy secured £3.3 million from Wave Energy Scotland (WES) to develop and build a scale prototype of its Blue Horizon wave machine which will be deployed in Orkney next year.

Now, the Edinburgh start-up has chosen C-GEN technology to provide the power take-off system for its utility-scale demonstrator.

C-GEN is a novel direct-drive generator developed by The University of Edinburgh which is said to be highly efficient over a wide range of wave conditions. The university is also currently engaged with WES in a separate project to develop and demonstrate C-GEN technology.

The two teams will now build a test rig, which will be tested at a specialist facility in Rosyth, where they can put the C-GEN PTO through performance and acceptance testing using representative wave data. The same PTO will then be installed in Mocean Energy’s half-scale prototype which will be manufactured in Scotland later this year.

“To date our focus has been on the hydrodynamic and mechanical performance of Blue Horizon,” explains Cameron McNatt, Mocean Energy managing director.

“Blue Horizon is a hinged raft with a unique geometry which flexes in two dimensions via a relatively slow-moving single hinge. C-GEN is a good match for us because it delivers high efficiencies in the right range of speeds.

“Our test programme will ensure we optimise the performance of both technologies to extract the maximum mechanical energy from our operational machine,” McNatt concludes.


Share this article

Follow Marine Energy


<< Sep 2019 >>
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

OEE Conference & Exhibition 2019

OEE2019 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the industry association representing ocean energy in Europe.

read more >

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2019

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) is where the energy transition takes place. It is Europe’s leading gathering of the entire offshore energy industry and your opportunity to network with highly qualified experts and professionals across global markets.

For more than 12 years OEEC is unique in bringing together the offshore energy industry sectors oil & gas, offshore wind and marine energy. More than 550 exhibitors from around the world present their newest services, projects and innovative products. On top of this OEEC presents international trade missions, pavilions, exclusive network lounges of the OEEC member club, the Startup Zone, matchmaking areas, the Stage and networking drinks. Approximately 12,000 professionals will visit the exhibition, take part in strategic discussions, immersive technical conference sessions focusing on the future and technical developments in the industry. Three days of networking and together shaping the future of energy.

So the question is not if but how you will be participating at Offshore Energy 2019.

More info

read more >

The International Tidal Energy Summit 2019

The 2019 International Tidal Energy Summit will bring together 120 dedicated tidal energy leaders.

read more >