Photo: AMOG wave energy device concept (Image: AMOG)

AMOG scouts for wave energy engineer

Australian engineering company AMOG has opened a vacancy for the position of renewable energy engineer that will be working on the development of the company’s wave energy converter project.

Based in Falmouth, the renewable energy engineer for AMOG will be tasked with researching and developing ideas aimed at optimizing the design of its wave device.

Research and development activities will be carried out using numerical tools and supplemented by physical wave tank testing results, with the aim of developing wave energy converter hull design to maximize energy transfer from waves to power take-off (PTO) system, according to AMOG.

The deadline to apply for the position has been set for October 25, 2018.

AMOG, short for Australian Marine & Offshore Group, completed the testing of scale models of its wave energy technology in May 2018 at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), validating the concept and moving forward into the next phase of technology development.

The company is working on the 1:3 scale model based on the calibrations obtained from the AMC trials, and is preparing for a two to three month deployment off the coast of Cornwall at the FaBTest site with the support of the EU-funded Marine-i program.

The AMOG device sits on a boat and can be towed out like a normal boat and moored on anchors – negating the need for specialist drilling rigs to install the device, according to AMC.

The device is based on the principle of dynamic vibration absorption, more commonly found on tall buildings, whereby a mass is attached to a moving or vibrating structure to dissipate its energy.