ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY
Ocean Power Parks is a grid of multipurpose platforms that exploit the potential and kinetic energy of ocean waves to power a generator, producing renewable energy that can be provided to utility companies for further distribution. We are currently working on developing a full scale model.
10 MW PER UNIT
MODULARITY AND SCALE
STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE
The design is based on our founder's wave energy innovation that takes lessons from previous generations of WEC tech, improving upon them to achieve 10 MW per unit thanks to a reliable power supply.
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 to hydrogen production. 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 build on our founders 15 years of experimentation and development.
The supply of energy from renewables is a guarantee for the future development of societies worldwide. With an innovative and effective solution, and a 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 wave energy have higher capacity factors compared to tidal power, onshore wind and is more cost efficient compared with offshore wind power. Offshore power can produce hydrogen during low 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 pilot test in the Trondheim fjord. An extended prototype was later made and design improvements of the pontoon’s shape were developed further, 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. 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)
A patent in several countries was secured in 2009 with additional submission of new patents in 2020.
The idea of an efficient multi-platform for the production of renewable energy and sustainable mariculture was finally formed.
Currently the research and development will continue 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 contribute in the transition to a world that is entirely run on renewable energy.
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