Orbital Marine Power
Following the success of their SR2000 full-scale prototype demonstration project, Orbital Marine Power recognised that several critical improvements were required to ensure the commercialisation of their technology. This drove the need to make significant structural configuration changes to their pioneering floating tidal turbine technology.
Solving the challenge delivered a strikingly bold piece of technology innovation, the O2, a floating tidal turbine that caters for quick and low-cost access to all major components and systems throughout the entire turbine. This is enabled by hinged wing structures which are attached on their in-board end to the main buoyancy hull and mounted on their out-board end to the power generating nacelles and rotors.
This structural architecture and motion is conceptual and applicable at any scale and for multiple applications. In 2021 Orbital was successfully awarded a patent covering this breakthrough innovation – an asset that has the ability to unlock and control a globally significant opportunity.
In an eye-catching, daring project, Orbital delivered a working example of its innovative engineering in the 2MW O2 floating tidal turbine, which is now generating clean, predictable power onto the UK electricity and represents the world’s most powerful and advanced tidal energy turbine built to date.
This talk will cover Orbital Marine Power’s O2 Tidal Turbine, the most powerful floating tidal turbine in the world, looking at the design philosophy which drove the floating platform design through to the current performance of the turbine on-site at the Falls of Warness in Orkney.
Orbital Marine Power
This event is part of the annual Thomas Telford Prestige paper series, showcasing award winning papers from the previous year. This paper and Author won the Charles Manby prize at the ICE Awards Ceremony 2021.
The conference will explore the implementation of COP 26 policies, including a wide range of topics which will positively impact the way we live our lives from transport strategy through using new and sustainable technologies.
The University of Strathclyde and the British Hydrological Society are pleased to invite you to the 2022 British Hydrological Society Peter Wolf Early Career Hydrologist’s Symposium, which will be hosted by the Centre for Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow from 22 to 23 March 2022.