Tuesday, 24th April, 2018
7:30pm (talks to start at 8:00pm)
The Golf Tavern, 30-31 Wrights House’s, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, EH10 4HR (www.golftavern.co.uk)
The theme of this club meeting will be the learnings obtained from the offshore operations conducted by wave energy device developers. We are delighted to announce that we have two very experienced speakers to talk on that subject. Beth Dickens from Quoceant Ltd and formerly from Pelamis Wave Power Ltd will talk about the offshore experiences gained during the deployment and operation of the various Pelamis devices. Donald Naylor from Pelagic Innovation Ltd and formerly from Aquamarine Power Ltd (APL) will then talk about the learnings APL gained from their offshore operations with the Oyster devices.
The initial development of a wave energy converter usually involves a large amount of numerical modelling and wave tank testing of small-scale prototypes. However, it is only when large-scale prototype devices are deployed in a real marine environment that many of the major obstacles to be overcome become apparent. The aim of this evening is to use past experience to provide the audience with an understanding of the many pitfalls and complications that can hamper moving a wave energy device concept from the computer model and wave tank to a full-scale commercial device.
This event is sponsored by the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP). Norman Morrison will give a short introductory presentation about the ETP before the above two talks.