Bombora is seeking suppliers Fibre-Bragg Grating (FBG) sensors and associated equipment to the steel structure of a wave energy device for the measurement of strain on the mWave wave energy converter demonstrator project.
The system will include: FBG sensors (approx. 24) assembled into an array for fitting; Fibre optic sensor interrogator; Approximately 100 meters fibre-optic cable terminated with drymate connector; Interface interrogator with data acquisition system.
Contract will be for design, supply, installation and calibration of all equipment supplied.
Participants are required to express an interest to receive a copy of the Invitation to Tender by September 13, 2019.
Deadline for submission of tenders is October 30, 2019, with estimated contract award date on November 27, same year.
Bombora plans to place a full-scale demonstration model of mWave on the seabed for six months of testing early next year.
Once the device has completed its testing, Bombora will be looking for opportunities to sell mWave to commercial wave farm developers.