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  • Title: OceanEnergy - Wave Power Technology
    Descriptive info: .. Ocean Energy.. Home.. OE Technology.. Markets.. News.. Gallery.. About Us.. OceanEnergy is a world leader in Innovative Renewable Energy within the wave energy industry.. Wave technology.. is one of the most exciting areas of.. untapped energy potential.. and OceanEnergy have developed ground breaking technology to.. harness the power of the ocean.. Given fluctuating fuel prices and the.. impact of global warming.. ,.. is now in a very strong position to.. commercialise.. the vast body of research and development it has invested in over the past 10 years.. The sea is a limitless source of power and is a challenging environment, so in order to.. exploit wave energy commercially.. there are a number of.. key components required:.. Latest News..  ...   the Ocean.. Ocean Energy have invested 10 years perfecting their platform, which has spent over 2 years in the Atlantic waves.. Power Generation.. A simple and well proven take off system is the key to the long-term success of any wave energy project.. Bearing in mind that the platform may be inaccessible for long periods, robust and low maintenance technology is essential.. Ocean Energy has implemented the technology to meet these requirements.. Mooring System.. The mooring system is key to the survivability of the entire system in the gale-force winds and extreme sea states likely to be encountered in suitable sites.. More Info >>.. Ocean Energy Ltd.. , 3 Casement Square, Cobh, Co.. Cork, Ireland- +353 (0) 21 4816780..

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  • Title: Platform - OE Technology - OceanEnergy
    Descriptive info: OceanEnergy.. Development History.. OE Buoy.. OE Buoy in Action.. The OE Buoy has been deployed in.. Atlantic waves.. and has demostrated the ability to.. generate power.. and survive the rigors of the ocean.. Watch the video to see the buoy in action.. Operating Principle.. Oscillating Water Column.. The OE Buoy has been designed around the.. oscillating water column.. principle.. To ensure survivability the platform has.. only a single moving part.. Watch the video to see how the buoy works.. A New Power Generation Platform.. OceanEnergy's cornerstone product is the OE Buoy.. The OE Buoy is a wave power  ...   Buoy has only a single moving part and has just completed over 3 years of rigorous testing in Atlantic waves.. To work in such a hostile environment the platform must be designed to.. extract energy from the waves.. efficiently and also survive the worst of ocean storms.. Survivability.. Recent.. storms in Atlantic waves.. have confirmed the.. survivabilty of the OE Buoy.. as a power generation platform in the most extreme conditions.. This is a testament to the design of the buoy and the simplicity of the functional design as well as the strength of the mooring technology.. OceanEnergy Ltd..

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  • Title: Irish Market - OceanEnergy
    Descriptive info: Irish.. International.. Irish Market.. Wave Energy Opportunities in the Irish Market.. Geographic Location.. Ireland is located at the centre of one of the most favourable climates for wave energy in the World.. The map to the left shows the wave power potential off the Irish coast, which is significantly higher than that of neighbouring coastlines.. The practical wave energy resource is estimated at greater than 6000MW (6 times our current installed wind capacity approximately).. In addition to providing a clean indigenous and renewable source of energy for Ireland, success in building the capacity to use ocean energy resources will provide a new market for energy project developers as well as an export market for Ocean Energy devices.. Wave Energy Support Structures.. The Irish Goverment has launched a 26m wave energy strategy which includes:.. 1m towards a world class, state-of-the-art  ...   make their devices commercial.. The introduction, of a new feed-in-tariff under the REFIT scheme for wave energy of 220 per MegaWatt Hour.. 500,000 to establish an Ocean Energy Development Unit as part of Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).. Operating with the support and assistance of the Marine Institute, this unit will oversee the implementation of the initiative.. Ireland is a very positive environment for wave energy companies:.. Job Creation.. - Up to 10,000 jobs by 2020.. Earnings Potential.. - Over 1 Billion per annum for Ireland by 2020.. Reduction in CO2 emissions.. - Up to 1 Million tonnes p.. a.. by 2020.. Security of Energy Supply.. - We have 4 times our energy requirement on the West Coast.. Renewable and Predictable Resource.. - 650 times more energy in a cubic meter of moving water than a cubic meter of moving air..

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  • Title: Ocean Energy News
    Descriptive info: OceanEnergy agree to install the first device at the Wave Hub off Cornwall Coast.. Press Release from Ocean Energy.. Ocean Energy selected as supplier of first device for €50 million UK offshore marine energy test site.. Ocean Energy Limited, Ireland’s leading wave energy company, has landed a major landmark deal to provide the world’s largest grid connected offshore marine energy test site, Wave Hub in Cornwall, with its first multi-million euro energy device.. Cork-based Ocean Energy expects to deploy its first full-scale device costing €9 million at Wave Hub off the north coast of Cornwall by the end of this year.. Ocean Energy has been testing a quarter scale prototype of its OE Buoy in Galway Bay for three years.. The company with its technology partner Dresser-Rand, the largest service provider in the oil and gas industry, was one of a number of companies competing for the opportunity to win the Wave Hub contract.. The full-scale unit has the capacity to generate sustainable energy to power up to 1,200 homes.. (more ).. Filed by: Justyna @ February 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm.. Comments (0).. CORES DEPLOYMENT MARCH - MAY 2011.. http://hmrc.. ucc.. ie/cores/.. Filed by: Theresa @ February 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm.. Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner visits the OceanEnergy Buoy in Galway.. John McCarthy, CEO of OceanEnergy Limited, Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn and Michael Whelan Operations Director OceanEnergy Limited.. November 21st 2010.. Maire Geoghan-Quinn, the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, today visited the OceanEnergy Buoy in Galway.. The device has been successfully tested in Galway Bay for over 2 and a half years.. It is the only device of its type to have undergone and survived such rigorous testing including coping with a one in 40 year wave during the sea trials.. It is now to be used as a platform for European Universities and Companies to test their components on as part of the €4.. 5m European Research Project - CORES funded by Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn s department.. The project is being co-ordinated by the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) in UCC and its aim is to further develop components required by the wave energy sector as it evolves such as power generators, power control systems, telemetry and grid interface tehchnology.. The total amount of EU funding for the four Irish participants is €1.. 4m.. The other countries represented in the project are Protugal, UK, Spain, Germany, Denmark and Italy.. Dr.. Tony Lewis, Director of HMRC and Coordinator of the project said that it represents important research collaboration between University research groups and Industry in Europe and will lead to increased understanding of component behaviour to accelerate wave energy development.. John mcCarthy, Chief Executive of OceanEnergy said the project would make a significant contribution to the realisation of the wave energy sector in Ireland as a commercial reality.. He said the potential of the industry is tremendous not alone in terms of clean energy generated but also for job creation.. The value of the wave energy resource could be worth as much as €295 Billion to the economy by 2050.. Ultimately we will be connected to a Eurpean supergrid selling Irish electricity to Europe.. The publication in the past 2 weeks of the draft Ocean Renewable Energy Development Plan states that we have the potential to install 30,000MW of wave energy devices by 2030, by comparison the current level of installed wind is about 1,500MW and the industry employs about 1,500 people.. Based on the Government studies, by achieving even 25% of this 30,000MW wave energy target we could create over 50,000 jobs because we could be using indigenous technology rather than importing it as we did with wind according to Mr.. McCarthy.. Filed by: Theresa @ December 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm.. John McCarthy, CEO,  ...   wave energy development company, Ocean Energy Limited with one of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers, US multinational Dresser-Rand.. The move endorses Ocean Energy’s technology and also boosts the Government’s alternative energy strategy.. Ocean Energy has successfully tested its quarter scale Ocean Energy Buoy over the last two and a half years at the Government’s test site in Galway Bay.. It is the only device of its type to have undergone and survived such a rigorous testing including coping with a one in 40 year wave during the sea trials.. John McCarthy, Chief Executive of Ocean Energy said the turbine development and supply agreement with Dresser-Rand marks another major milestone in the development of wave power in Ireland.. “As testament to Dresser-Rand’s belief in the potential of the wave energy sector and to the Ocean Energy buoy in particular Dresser-Rand have a designated product development team specifically tasked to develop air turbines for devices such as ours.. The nature of our agreement is that Dresser-Rand have agreed to develop and supply turbines for our devices.. We are the only company in the world Dresser-Rand have entered into a development and supply agreement and we see this not only an endorsement of our technology but of the Irish Government’s development strategy for the industry,” said Mr McCarthy.. By combining their technologies and expertise, Dresser-Rand and Ocean Energy Limited will provide total energy solutions backed by Dresser-Rand’s global service network.. “Together we will be able to provide clients with a high level of confidence in the global wave energy market which is estimated to be worth €200 billion per annum.. There will also be the added benefit of creating thousands of Irish jobs as well as providing much needed solutions to our energy and greenhouse gas problems,” said Mr McCarthy.. Dresser Rand are world renowned turbine manufacturers, with roots dating back to 1840.. The company has a market capitalisation of $2.. 5 billion and has 62,000 turbines operating in over 140 countries.. Dresser-Rand are major players in the oil and gas market and have the most extensive global service and support organisation in their sector with over 6,000 employees and service centres in seventeen countries.. Mr McCarthy concluded: “To have their support for our company is a significant endorsement of our technology by a company with such pedigree.. ”.. Dresser-Rand Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Brad Dickson said: “When our UK subsidiary, Dresser-Rand Company Ltd.. , acquired certain assets of Peter Brotherhood Ltd.. last year, it expanded our renewable energy capabilities.. The company has considerable experience in steam turbine systems for combined cycle and cogeneration, and waste-to-energy, among other applications.. But one of the most interesting technologies is the patented air turbine – the HydroAir turbine – specifically targeted at the oscillating water column (OWC) or “wave energy” market.. Marine renewable energy is becoming part of the renewable energy mix.. Capturing just five percent of this theoretical global resource could satisfy 25 percent of the current global electricity consumption of 18,000 TWh/year.. Our HydroAir turbine’s unique energy recovery system can be applied to offshore, near-shore and on-shore applications.. ”.. Mr Dickson added: “Dresser-Rand is proud of its history and its continuing commitment to responsibly meeting global energy demands.. And we’re excited about the opportunities ahead.. We’re helping our clients improve their process efficiencies, meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations and increase energy capacity worldwide all the while remaining focused on the environment.. Ends.. Filed by: Justyna @ February 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm.. Comments (4).. Ocean Energy uses waves to power funds.. Ocean Energy featured in The Sunday Business Post, Environomics-The Business of Going Green Supplement, in article by Linda Daly.. Click here to open the article as a PDF.. Filed by: Justyna @ November 29, 2009 at 10:41 am.. Older Posts..

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  • Title: Gallery - OceanEnergy
    Descriptive info: OceanEnergy's Gallery of Images..

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  • Title: About Us - OceanEnergy
    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. 3 Casement Square,.. Cobh,.. Co.. Cork,.. Ireland.. Email: info@oceanenergy.. ie.. Phone: 00353-21-4816780.. Fax: 00353-21-4816778.. Business Registration No:348419.. Media & Press Comment.. Contact Kevin Mills.. Mills Public Relations Limited.. Tel: +353 (0) 86-3620808.. Tel/Fax: +353 (0)21 4295178.. E-mail: dkevinmills@gmail.. com.. Web: www.. millspublicrelations.. About OceanEnergy.. OceanEnergy Limited is a specialised commercial company developing wave energy technology.. The company has over the past 7 years developed and tested its OE Buoy technology to the stage where it is now the most commercially viable technology for harnessing the power of the oceans.. The device through careful development has the advantages of a robust and practical design , one moving part and proven survivability having withstood more than 2 years of live sea trials in Atlantic waves.. To date no other Wave Energy systems can claim success in these areas to a similar or greater extent.. OceanEnergy Limited s location as an Irish based company is perfectly suited for its research and development work as Ireland is centrally located in one of the world s most favourable climates for wave energy power.. OceanEnergy Management Team.. The management team at OceanEnergy bring together a wealth of experience from a broad spectrum of backgrounds.. Senior Management are as  ...   innovative development projects that maximise returns and provide high potential commercial opportunities.. The projects were generally capital intensive and required specialist knowledge and experience.. Michael Whelan, Operations Director.. Mike Whelan has over 30 years experience working in an offshore environment as a commercial diver operating in and understanding hostile sea environments such as the North Sea and the Arabian Gulf.. He subsequently became Ireland s foremost salvage and marine recovery expert operating his own towage and salvage company.. As Operations Director and co-founder of OceanEnergy Mike has been at the forefront of the company s technical advancements over the last number of years.. Mike project managed the build and deployment of the scale device presently in Galway Bay.. Mike is responsible for the day to day operations of the sea trials in Galway Bay.. John Keating, BBS Commercial Director.. As Commercial Director John brings a wide skill set to the OE Board.. John s responsibility includes a strong emphasis on the management of key business relationships, project management and negotiation allied with a core business analytical function.. John holds a degree in Business Studies and specialises in Accountancy and Finance and he has obtained extensive experience of strategic corporate financial planning and company performance..

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  • Title: Ocean Energy News » OceanEnergy agree to install the first device at the Wave Hub off Cornwall Coast
    Descriptive info: Wave Hub will fund Ocean Energy’s deployment costs up to a maximum of £1 million (€1.. 2 million).. This includes the cost of securing a marine licence and installation of moorings and deployment.. John McCarthy, chief executive and co-founder of Ocean Energy said: “This is a major achievement for Irish technology, which has been developed with the assistance of Irish government funding and expertise at the UCC Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre.. It is also an endorsement of the technology development path adopted by Ocean Energy.. “.. He said that the rigorous testing and proven survivability of Ocean Energy’s technology was a key driver in winning this opportunity for their device.. Ireland, with its resources and technical capabilities, has the potential to become the world leader in wave energy and Ocean Energy plans to play its part in making this a reality.. Wave Hub general manager Claire Gibson said: “I am pleased to confirm our partnership with Ocean Energy Limited and look forward to assisting them with their deployment at Wave Hub later this year.. Ocean Energy has completed three years of prototype testing in energetic sea conditions and is ready to make the next step to Wave Hub with a full-scale device.. If the testing goes well we expect to see Ocean Energy deploy an array of devices at Wave Hub.. According to a recent study by SEAI – Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland - the Irish wave energy industry has the potential to employ 50,000 people by 2030 and could generate over four times our current installed capacity or 30,000 MW of power.. Denmark is the world leader in wind energy development and earns €6 billion annually from the industry, which employs 30,000 people.. Contact.. Kevin Mills,.. Mills Public Relations.. 00 353 (0)86 3620808.. Note to Editors.. Ocean Energy’s OE Buoy uses the oscillating water column principle.. As waves enter a subsea chamber they force air through a turbine on the surface, generating electricity.. As the waves recede they cause a vacuum, drawing air back through the turbine.. Ocean Energy’s technology means the turbine rotates continuously regardless of the direction of the airflow.. This improves efficiency and means it only has one moving part, minimising maintenance costs.. Dresser-Rand and Ocean Energy Limited already have a memorandum of understanding to develop a full range of full-scale devices to produce commercial electricity.. Dresser-Rand developed and patented the HydroAir™ turbine - a variable radius turbine that uses a combination of stainless steel, aluminium and reinforced composites to resist corrosion.. The turbine is  ...   a competition last year for device developers able to deploy in 2012.. This includes the cost of securing a Marine Licence and installation of moorings and deployment.. Ocean Energy has completed three years of prototype testing in energetic sea conditions and is ready to make the next step to Wave Hub with a full scale device.. By supporting Ocean Energy’s deployment now we can fully test our operational procedures and establish the process for securing a Marine Licence.. This will support and accelerate further deployments at Wave Hub.. John McCarthy, chief executive and co-founder of Ocean Energy said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by Wave Hub to deploy our technology at their Hayle facility.. Cornwall has been to the forefront in developing and incubating the wave energy sector and is well placed to reap the rewards of this foresight with an excellent range of services available locally.. Ocean Energy will now consider fabricating its 1.. 5 MW device locally.. This announcement follows South West England’s recent designation as the UK’s first Marine Energy Park.. Copy ends.. February 9, 2012.. Notes to Editors.. Wave Hub consists of a giant ‘socket’ on the seabed connected to the national grid on shore by an underwater cable, into which wave energy devices can be ‘plugged’ and tested on a scale not seen anywhere before.. The project has four berths available and a capacity of 20MW, equivalent to the electricity needs of more than 7,000 homes.. Wave Hub is publicly-owned by the UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) which has set up a stand-alone operating company, Wave Hub Limited, based in Hayle, Cornwall, to manage the day-to-day operation of the testing facility on its behalf.. Wave Hub is a £42 million project funded with £20 million from the European Regional Development Fund Convergence Programme and £22 million from the UK Government.. Wave Hub is a partner in the South West Marine Energy Park.. For a copy of the South West Marine Energy Park prospectus, please click here.. Follow Wave Hub on Twitter @wavehub, or visit www.. wavehub.. co.. uk.. For more information about Ocean Energy, including videos of the OE Buoy in action, visit: www.. For more information contact:.. Wave Hub:.. Jason Clark.. DCA Public Relations.. 01208-77900.. 07980-834368.. jason.. clark@dca-pr.. Ocean Energy Limited:.. John McCarthy.. Chief Executive.. +353 (0) 21 481 6779.. jmc@oceanenergy.. No Comments.. Leave a comment.. No comments yet.. RSS.. feed for comments on this post.. TrackBack.. URL.. Leave a comment.. Name (required).. Mail (will not be published) (required).. Website..

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  • Title: Generator - OE Technology - OceanEnergy
    Descriptive info: OE Generator.. The.. turbine captures the energy.. of the wave and the.. generator.. converts this energy.. to electical power.. The OE Power Generation technology is built to survive in extreme conditions.. Watch the video to see the OE Power Generation technology in action.. The result of years of research and development the OE Buoy has.. and has just completed a rigorous scaled testing phase in the Atlantic.. The ideal platform must be designed to.. OceanEnergy have invested 10 years perfecting their platform, which has spent 24000 hours in the water in the Atlantic Ocean..

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  • Title: Mooring System - OE Technology - Ocean Energy
    Descriptive info: Surviving in the ocean.. The mooring system holds the OE Buoy in position and is.. key to its survivability.. in the gale-force winds and.. extreme sea states.. likely to be encountered in suitable sites.. It is capable of surviving the worst the North Atlantic can throw at it.. Watch the video.. Ocean Energy Mooring Technology.. Ocean Energy have invested heavily in the design and engineering of their.. mooring system.. to ensure  ...   it.. Throughout our rigorous testing phase in Altantic waves our mooring system has already.. survived over 3 years.. in the ocean, including.. scaled 32m waves.. during trials.. Key Mooring Trial Findings:.. Maximum mooring tensions experienced in a live environment measured only 20% of design load capacity.. Mooring System coped with galeforce winds and scaled sea states of up to 32m.. Over 3 years of mooring tests have been successfully concluded without incident..

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  • Title: Development History - OE Technology - OceanEnergy
    Descriptive info: Design - Build - Test: The OceanEnergy philosophy.. Launching for sea trials.. The development history of the OceanEnergy buoy is one of novel design, progressive engineering and industry based development protocols.. The technology success is the result of a rigorous and systematic approach to both R D and engineering.. The OE Bouy has undergone three full phases of scaled testing, from 1:50 scale to 1:4 scale.. The rigorous testing at each phase is a testament to the scientific and engineering foundations of the project.. The current development phase is of a scale device and then moving to the production phase and the construction of full scale devices, building on the lessons of the phased program.. Phase 1 One Fiftieth (1:50) Scale;.. Testing on the OE Buoy was carried out at the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) in University College Cork, Ireland.. This testing programme, which used a device model to a scale of 1:50, was designed to optimise the hull configuration and maximise the  ...   basin at Ecole Central de Nantes, France.. HMRC staff were used to carry out the tests at Nantes to ensure full continuity within the development process.. During these larger scale trials more detailed information was obtained and confirmation of the predicted energy capture and device behaviour in larger sea states.. Phase 3 Quarter (1:4) Scale;.. Following the successful outcome of the controlled tests in Cork and Nantes, phase 3 saw the live sea launch of the quarter scale, 28 tonne model and the successful completion of stability sea trials in Cork Harbour.. This stage of testing was a necessary precursor to the deployment of the device to a live sea test site and which commenced off the west coast of Ireland in December 2006.. This open sea test programme has confirmed the ability of the device to behave and operate stably, safely and reliably in real state sea conditions.. These sea trials were planned, supervised and monitored by staff from the HMRC at University College Cork..

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