Pelamis Wave Develops System for Installation of Wave Energy Converter


Pelamis Wave Power has recently developed a unique system for quickly and safely installing and removing the machine from its anchoring system and electrical connection.

The system allows the machine to be connected to its mooring and electrical system in around 90 minutes and disconnected in less than 15 minutes.

This ‘plug and play’ system provides huge advantages to both the installation and maintenance of Pelamis machines. No need for specialised vessels ensures that our approach to offsite maintenance is cost-effective.

Most importantly, the remotely controlled system is also significantly safer than other installation techniques, removing any need for dangerous diving activity, heavy lifting operations, tight lines on vessels, or personnel transfers.

This patented system can be operated in a wide range of weather conditions.

Offshore Nieuws Staff, February  28, 2012