WES Awards Contract for Floating Wind and Wave Energy Landscaping Study
Wave Energy Scotland (WES) engaged Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) to conduct a study on the technical and economic benefits of shared services and infrastructure for wind and wave energy technologies and projects.
Aqualis Braemarthe offshore wind consultancy unit of OWC will assess, through a four-month study, the different levels of sharing of supply chains, physical infrastructure and services between energy wave and floating offshore wind turbine systems.
According to WES, shared interest scenarios range from co-development to co-location to sharing a floating substructure.
The contract award comes as Scotland embarks on building a huge supply chain and service network to cater for the huge offshore wind capacity leased under the ScotWind scheme.
These steps offer potential for increased collaboration between the Scottish wind and wave energy sectors, bringing cost reductions, technical and socio-economic benefits as well as the opportunity to improve national energy security through a generation portfolio. more varied.
OWC is a specialist, globally oriented engineering consultancy providing project development, owner engineering and technical due diligence services to the offshore wind industry.
Project results will be shared publicly on the Wave Energy Scotland Knowledge Library.
Created in 2014 at the request of the Scottish Government, WES leads the search for innovative solutions to the technical challenges facing the wave energy sector.
Through its competitive procurement program, the organization supports a range of projects focused on key wave energy converter systems and subsystems. The goal is to produce reliable technology that will result in cost-effective wave power generation.
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