Device performance has been monitored by hydraulic flow and pressure, wave height and position measurements transmitted by telemetry ashore. During these tests a number of design iterations have taken place.
Seatricity’s purpose built maintenance vessel the Ocean Enterprise tending to a WEC buoy which has a crew member aboard. In order to facilitate the development and testing programme in Antigua the company took the step of investing in a vessel that has been built to workboat class and has also been deployed to work at EMEC.
The foreground structure shows the actuating float of a device. The smaller buoy in the background is for data collection, it will not form part of future installations. The plume of spray is the high pressure seawater being pumped by the main device and in this case dumped back into the sea.