Watch: AMOG puts its WEC on trials
Australian engineering company AMOG Consulting has released a video summary of its wave energy converter technology demonstrator project.
The one-third scale WEC went trough testing at the University of Exeter’s FabTest site in Falmouth.
The WEC (wave energy convertor) device extracts the energy from incoming waves through the motion of its pendulum structure.
Tuned mass dampers have been used since the early 1900s to stabilise everything from skyscrapers to electric razors.
They’ve now found use in the marine environment to see if their kinetic energy can also become a credible power source.
Following its fabrication at Mainstay Marine Solutions in Wales, the AMOG WEC moored off the coast of Falmouth in the UK.
Following the launch from Pembroke Dock, the 48te device arrived into Falmouth Harbour a few days later.
The WEC technology demonstrator vessel carries the name AEP, in honour of AMOG’s founder, Professor Andrew E Potts.
The project has received funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
Short for Australian Marine & Offshore Group, AMOG originally provided consulting services to the offshore oil and gas industry.
Over the last 15 years, the company has diversified to deliver services to new sectors such as offshore renewable energy.