Wave power pioneers share £1.4m of new Scot-Govt research cash

The Scot-Govt has awarded contracts with a total value of £1.4 million to three wave power research projects: –

  • ARUP will evaluate new ways of using concrete.

The project sub-contractors are Dundee University, Cruz Atcheson Consulting Engineers, , Carnegie Clean Energy Limited, MPA British Precast and Mocean Energy Ltd.

  • CorPower Ocean will lead a team to assess the viability of polyester/E-Glass.

This project will be assisted by sub-contractors Balmoral Comtec and Wave Venture Ltd

  • Tension Technology International is researching new materials for flexible structures.

Sub-contractors include University of Strathclyde,  Optimus (Aberdeen) Limited, Black & Veatch and Quoceant Limited.

Each of these projects will take place over the next nine months.

A Scot-Govt spokesman commented: said: “These three projects represent the best of the ideas for materials and manufacturing processes that can be applied to wave energy converters.

“The projects will make a significant contribution to knowledge of materials best suited to manufacturing wave energy converters and will take the sector closer to developing a winning solution for wave energy.”

20 Jul 2017

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