ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
Ocean Power Parks is a grid of multipurpose platforms that exploit the potential and kinetic energy of ocean waves, wind, and solar energy to power a generator, producing renewable energy that can be provided to utility companies for further distribution. We are currently developing a full scale model.
20 MW PER UNIT
MODULARITY AND SCALE
STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE
The original design was based on our founder's wave energy innovations and has been extended to incorporate solar and wind power, bringing the benefits of all three major renewable sources together to achieve 20 MW per unit thanks to a stable and reliable power supply. (The calculations have primarily been estimated based on Wind and wave power).
The ability to accommodate different technologies and adapt to local needs gives the opportunity to take full use of the infrastructure which makes Ocean Power Parks both environmentally and financially sustainable. The platforms provides space for additional technologies that can range from sustainable mariculture and hydrogen production, to CO2 capturing. Relative unlimited access to power and base on the open ocean makes the platforms ideal for future development of technologies that use the ocean as its source.
The harsh conditions out at sea have challenged the industry for decades. Wear and tear from repeated forces, kinetic wave energy, biofoul, tilting issues, high maintenance costs and more. Ocean Power Parks have met the challenges and answers them with simple and efficient solutions that builds on our founders 25 years of construction engineering experience, working with strength and endurance integrity .
The stable supply of energy from renewables is a guarantee for the future development of societies worldwide. Ocean Power Parks mainly uses existing technological solutions and industrial standards. With an effective and sustainable maintenance plan in place, the platforms/energy supply can be guaranteed for decades.
The switch towards a fossil fuel-free future is closely linked to the on-demand stabilization of the energy grid in times of volatile power sources and sinks. OPP integrates environmentally friendly technologies for the large-scale storage of energy in the form of hydrogen. Also, offshore power plants, which convert wind, sun and wave energy into electrical energy, have higher capacity factors compared to onshore wind and solar farms. and can provide a stronger and more stable stream of power during high-consumption periods.
Downstream energy and technology paths have been an integral part from the start. In terms of sector coupling, the power-to-gas/gas-to-power paths are just as much a part of this as the development of innovative H2 drive technologies. These innovative powertrain technologies are therefore e.g. a part of a decarbonisation concept for the local public transportation.
Ocean Power Parks originated as a system that exploits the potential and kinetic energy from ocean waves. The founder, construction engineer Nader Hassavari studied the challenges of the previous wave innovations and sought to find a solution that would withstand the harsh conditions out in the open ocean. In addition, he sought to find a solution that could generating high amounts of electricity.
The first prototype was assembled in Norway and went through a test in the Trondheim fjord. An extended prototype was later made and also tested in the Trondheim fjord, this time with financial support from Innovation Norway, round one. Ocean Power Parks received additional support in 2015 from Innovation Norway. That enabled us to develop an extended prototype. Design improvements of the pontoon’s shape were made and an international patent was secured.
An analysis of wave power output and strength / endurance abilities was conducted by Fedem Technology (SAP Germany).
"The capacity check showed that the truss construction meets the design requirements when subjected to the global forces and moments occurring in storm conditions".(Fedem (SAP Germany, 2015)
In 2017, Nader Hassavari observed that offshore wind had developed into a mature technology but that financial sustainability in this sector was lacking and is one of the main hinderances in our collective aim to phase out the oil and gas industry. Nader developed a new design, which includes other renewable technologies such as solar and wind power that together work in symbiosis to generate stable and high quantities of electricity, a minimum of 20 MW per unit.
The idea of an efficient multi-platform for the production of renewable energy and sustainable mariculture was finally formed.
Currently the research and development continues in collaboration with companies, universities, governments and investors in order to build a full-scale prototype. Get in touch for more details.
Our aim is to transition us to a world that is entirely run on renewable energy.