“Mecha what?”

mechatronics robot arm “Mecha what?” That is the usual reaction when I mention my job title. While the discipline of mechatronics may not be that well known, it surrounds us in the world of modern technology. It combines mechanical, electrical and software engineering elements to give a broad overview of how they integrate, and almost everything designed now... Read more »

100 days of test rig operation

Underwater shot of AWS test rig diaphragm. Time has flown by since the successful installation of the AWS half-scale cassette demonstration project – the 100th day of testing has just been achieved. During the installation and test period 4c Engineering provided engineering and support services to AWS, including management of the marine operations, mechanical and electrical installation, SCADA design and implementation, HSE... Read more »

Successful commissioning of wave power test rig for AWS

HSCD Overview. After just 4 hectic weeks on site, Andy Hall, Jo Wilson and Hamish Grey completed the installation and commissioning phase of the AWS half-scale cassette demonstration project.  Working with local contractors Orcades Marine, Delta Marine and Currie Brothers, Andy and his team got the job done well inside the time and budget allowed by AWS.... Read more »