Stand 1.329 - Dutch Marine Energy Centre
French startup, Seaturns is developing a breakthrough wave energy converter based on a patented innovative anchoring system.
A cylindrical float is rotated under the action of swell. Through the principle of the inner water pendulum, an alternative air flow is generated between internal volumes. This flow rotates a turbine coupled with a generator. This simple and robust system is designed to withstand hostile conditions and reduce maintenance costs.
This innovation reconciles technical and economic constraints to reduce production costs and make it competitive on different markets (grids & isolated sites).
Seaturns targets an industrial production market: electricity grids, seawater desalination, hydrogen production, offshore industry, mining activity, tourism industry…
After technical & economic studies and tank tests which validated the relevance and performance of the system, Seaturns is raising funds to finance the sea trials of a pilot.