Technology

Technology

A number of companies in the UK and elsewhere have developed innovative technologies to harness and convert the energy contained in waves and tidal currents. OEP is technology neutral and will purchase  from companies with proven equipment to deploy in its projects. Companies that are currently developing and testing equipment include: 

Tidal stream technology:

Alstom Hydro

Hammerfest Strom

Marine Current Turbines

Clean Current Turbines

Open Hydro

Rolls-Royce/TGL

Tocardo

Voith Hydro

Wave Energy Technology:

CETO

Ocean Linx

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT)

Orecon

Pelamis Wave [ video ]

Wavebob

Pre-commercial test facilities are in operation at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the Orkneys and are under construction at the Wave Hub facility in Cornwall.