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AWS Ocean Energy work in the renewable marine energy sector and have developed an innovative floating wave energy convertor. Their ambition is to develop reliable, affordable and operable offshore power stations. 4c engineers have contributed at every stage of the device development.

Physical Testing, Moorings & Seakeeping

Throughout the development of the AWS-III device, it has been recognised that a comprehensive understanding of the devices interaction with its environment is essential.  4c engineers have been involved at every stage, developing their knowledge and understanding in the following areas (see boxes for more details):

  • Scale model testing, including design of test rigs, test procedures and instrumentation, operation at test facilities, and analysis of results;
  • Mooring design and analysis, including OrcaFlex simulations and physical model tests;
  • Climate assessment at specific sites in order to gain an understanding of likely sea conditions, wave loads and energy capture potential.