An Aberdeen-based engineering company has signed up to test its new sub-sea power hub at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney. Sea trials of the full-scale EC-OG system will be carried out at the Shapinsay Sound test site, with installation to take place this month. The imminent test programme will be a subsea industry first with the combination of a marine energy converter coupled directly to a lithium based energy storage system. Testing of this hybrid system will validate the technical capability needed to meet a number of immediate high value subsea power applications, thus fundamentally enhancing the value proposition associated with ocean currents.
Scottish Energy News 10th April 2017 read more »