June 30, 2015 News

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hile we wait for the next opportunity to deploy the Oceanus 2 to its berth at Cornwall’s WaveHub site, Seatricity Ltd will spend the week of 13th-18th July tank-testing in the Beaufort Wave basin at the Hydraulics and Marine Research Centre of the University College Cork funded, in part, by the Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies (MARINET) programme, a European Community – Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 “Capacities” Specific Programme.

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ims of the trial will include analysis of further optimisation options affecting predicted device outputs for use as a comparator with data gained from the full scale Oceanus 2 device and specific trials to examine maximum tether loadings in storm conditions.

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eatricity Ltd would also particularly like to thank Steve Cox and 3D Kernow for help and support providing a 3D printed model of the Oceanus 2 device to be used during the test (shown above during construction), along with staff at UCC and the MARINET Programme.