Partrac, Rockland Scientific Work Together on European Tidal Energy Solutions
Partrac and Rockland Scientific have announced a Strategic Partnership to provide turbulence measurement solutions for the UK and European tidal energy industry.
Rockland Scientific, based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, specializes in the design and manufacture of turbulence measurement instrumentation while Glasgow-based consultants, Partrac, focus on marine data collection and processing at complex tidal energy sites.
Partrac Director, Kevin Black, stated: “We are very pleased to add this unique capability to our suite of measurement services; we can offer to the commercial tidal energy sector multi- and single-point measurements across the blade span in both the flow and wake-field of a tidal energy device, as well as map the turbulence field spatially across prospective sites.”
As a result of this partnership, Rockland and Partrac are the first to offer an integrated approach to gathering marine turbulence data throughout the life cycle of tidal energy projects. Such information is useful to the optimization of turbine design, site selection and turbine layout assessment, and to an enhanced understanding of environmental impact. Partrac has begun offering this service to UK and European customers as of March 2013.
Press Release, April 30, 2013