A 20-metre long wave energy device is being fabricated in Fife ahead of trials in the sea off Orkney this autumn. The Blue Star wave energy converter, designed by Edinburgh start-up Mocean Energy will be constructed at Fife fabricators AJS Production Ltd. This prototype will be made up at half-scale to try out the technology in the sea. Managing Director Cameron McNatt said: “The UK oil and gas sector is exploring ways to decarbonise their operations and this technology has a range of uses in powering subsea technology. “Our Blue Star design has undergone rigorous numerical modelling and tank testing at the world leading wave tank at Nantes and it is very exciting to see it taking shape in steel in advance of sea trials. “AJS Production has a great track record in offshore fabrication and it is terrific to see work progressing so well.”
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Work has begun on a new wave energy generator that will be put to the test in waters off Scotland’s Orkney Islands, using the technology of Edinburgh start-up Mocean Energy. Mocean’s wave energy conversion technology is based on a “hinged raft” design that can be deployed at a grid-scale – called Blue Horizon – or on a smaller-scale, called Blue Star. The Orkney pilot will use a half-scale version of the Blue Star model, which according to a 2019 presentation by the company’s co-founder and managing director Cameron McNatt, will have a 2-4kW power capacity, with a 50kWh on-board battery.
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Cowdenbeath-based fabricators AJS Production Ltd are forging ahead with the creation of the 20-metre long Blue Star wave energy converter which has been designed by Edinburgh start-up Mocean Energy.
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