This project aims to bring an oscillating wave surge converter flap system from concept through to design

Project Insights

  • €266,607

    Total Project Costs
  • 2 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2018

    Year Funded

Project Description

The proposed project aims to take Resolute Marine Limited's well-understood and characterized Oscillating Wave Surge Converter (OWSC) flap system from concept through to a robust design that is optimized for locations in the developing countries and islands targeted for commercial installations of RML's innovative wave-powered desalination systems. The final design will evolve according to a structured engineering approach that considers, among others: likely areas of deployment and locally available support skills and resources; ease of manufacture; transportability from place of manufacture to site of deployment; ease of deployment and recovery; failure modes of the flap and associated systems; maintainability of flap and associated systems; decommissioning and environmentally-friendly disposal. This project will advance the Irish wave energy industry and provide jobs for 3 additional highly-trained experts in the fields of hydrodynamics, ocean engineering and project management.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €266,607

Funding Agency: Marine Institute

Year Funded: 2018

Lead Organisation: Resolute Marine

William Staby

Lead Researcher