NEMOS has finalized commissioning works for 2019 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) prototype in Ostend.
After the main steel components were delivered, the Power Take-Off System with sufficient data acquisition integration was fitted to the assembly.
The belt drive and spring system, that connects the submerged to the floating part of the device, were installed and adjusted and the assembly was thoroughly checked and dry tested for the upcoming sea trials, the company explained.
The finalization of the works was performed with several lifting and towing trials in the harbor of Ostend to test and proof the desired simple tow-to-location installation and decommissioning procedure.
“The satisfactory outcome of the lifting and towing tests makes the NEMOS developers confident to begin the Northsea trials within a short time,” NEMOS said.
The 2019 WEC prototype features an 8 x 2 meter floater and a 16 meters long substructure. The prototype will be deployed in Ostend, next to the NEMOS research tower that has been installed on-site to control and surveil the WEC trials.