Turbine Principles

Our turbines have three different modes of operation: wave and tidal energy conversion; wave energy conversion; and tidal energy conversion. It is therefore possible for the potential energy of waves and the kinetic energy of tidal streams to be converted into electricity. They have a very low socio-environmental impact, are scalable and produce electricity at an industry leading LCOE.

Our floating structures are semi-submersible utilising a taut mooring principle and anchor cable shock absorbers to minimise wave impact forces. This approach also eliminates the need for: voltage limiting inductive couplings; expensive subsea interventions for maintenance and defouling and minimises the need for expensive subsea construction techniques.

Our technology has a low environmental impact as: no piling is required for the deployment of the deadweight anchors or any other aspect of our technology; limited seabed trenching is required and full recovery is envisaged during the decommissioning process.

Tidal flow through the turbine (white arrows).
Wave over-topping turbine creating hydrostatic head difference.
Tidal and wave energy dual mode.