Glasgow to host workshop on wave, tidal devices reliability

Illustration (Photo: EMEC)
Illustration (Photo: EMEC)

Reliability in a Sea of Risk (RiaSoR) project partners are organizing a free training workshop that will provide updates on the outcomes of the project.

Three European research and testing sites, including European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Scotland, UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden have joined forces earlier this year to develop a methodology to improve reliability in marine energy converters.

The project partners have set up a workshop from November 30 to December 1, 2016, in Glasgow, to provide training on the benefits and use of the newly developed reliability methodologies for marine energy developers.

The goal of the RiaSoR project is to learn from the physical interactions between the devices and their environments, while embedding this understanding and building robustness into marine energy technology designs.

According to EMEC, RiaSoR II is currently in development with the aim to implement the variation mode and effect analysis (VMEA) methodologies with a condition monitoring framework whereby more data from onshore and offshore testing of ocean energy devices validates VMEA analysis, and ultimately improves OPEX costs for wave and tidal developers.

The RiaSoR project is funded by the OCEANERA-NET First Joint Call 2014, in association with Scottish Enterprise, InnovateUK and Swedish Energy Agency.