Next generation turbines
Orbital’s turbines will be deployed at EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal test site off Eday in Orkney, where the company has already installed the O2, the world’s most powerful floating turbine. Once installed next to the O2, the new turbine will be part of the world’s most powerful floating tidal array.
EMEC will host the demonstration, facilitate hydrogen production and energy system optimisation at its tidal test site in Eday. To enhance the test programme EMEC will deliver an integrated monitoring system and develop an operational forecasting tool to optimise access for operations and maintenance.
ENGIE Laborelec will select the additional storage solution, assess large scale integration of offshore energy to the European energy system, develop a smart energy management system and an operational forecasting tool for energy systems management. As well as perform a holistic Condition Monitoring (CM) approach and introduce Current Signature Analysis in the CM. Last but not least ENGIE Laborelec will bring to the partnership their offshore expertise as well as the utility vision.
The University of Edinburgh will deliver techno-economic analysis of tidal energy, and the MaREI Centre at University College Cork will be responsible for addressing marine spatial planning issues for wide scale uptake of tidal energy.