AW-Energy has secured additional funding from the MaRINET2 program to continue tank tests with a second collaboration project with Queen’s University Belfast.
The 6-month project spans from April to October in 2018. The project is continuation to the investigation of both the operational and extreme loads the WaveRoller solution is subjected to in marine conditions.
— This time we’re going to test some new ideas and areas for optimisation that became clear after analysing the previous test results, says AW-Energy Marine Engineer Matti Vuorinen.
The first collaboration yielded favourable results as the test results showed calculations used for the design are accurate. Results of the second project are expected to further enable the optimization of the WaveRoller foundation.
MaRINET2 is a €10.5 million project which includes 39 organizations representing some of the top offshore renewable energy testing facilities in Europe and globally. The project depends on strong international ties across Europe and draws on the expertise and participation of 13 countries.