March 5, 2015 News, Video

A&P
Falmouth, Seatricity’s manufacturing partner is striving ahead in providing fabrication and build services to wave energy developers in Cornwall. A&P is uniquely situated on the south Cornish coast within easy access of both the FabTest and Wave Hub testing and demonstration sites.

Our own Oceanus 2 device is now back at A&P undergoing a winter refit prior to redeployment at Wave Hub in the spring. The initial test period has allowed us to test the installation methodology along with the communication, telemetry and emergency tracking systems. With Oceanus 2 back in the yard at A&P we are able to evaluate a number of components that have been exposed to the harsh salt water environment and analyse future  survivability, reliability and mean time between failures. We are working with the Cornish supply chain on various parts of the system to assess the marinisation of off the shelf items that have been used, flagging up areas where future development of bespoke solutions will reap benefits.

 

Video courtesy of A&P Group and Falmouth Photos