A contract from India Power for the offshore wave energy converter (WEC) mooring system has been awarded to CM Heavy Industries.
The preliminary modelling and design of the wave energy mooring project is already underway and CM has been contracted not only to design the WEC mooring system but also give constant analysis, engineering in the field and logistics for both deployment of the system and recovery as needed. Oversight of the offshore operations will also be included.
CM Heavy Industries is already widely recognised worldwide for its experience and expertise in the oil and gas industry. The company will be facilitating the engineering, analysis and management of the wave energy systems, the design of which will also be targeted to additional offshore zones in high wave energy locations around the globe including the USA and Western Europe.
CM's wave energy mechanism enables maximum optimization of hydrodynamic energy production and consists of a limited number of parts, thereby reducing the chances of malfunction. These components include a plastic hull with fibre reinforcement and two rotary generators that feature high-torque, low-speed, large-diameter and direct-drive operations. The simple construction also reduces environmental impact while ensuring long-lasting but competitively priced energy generation with low operation costs and reduced need for maintenance.
This initial contact between CM and India will demonstrate the company’s expertise in the technologically advanced alternative energy industry. The company’s development of offshore moorings for wave energy production will necessitate the development of new technology that can generate economical advances in other large-scale renewable energy projects. In turn, India will receive a safe and advanced energy plant that combines integral designs with full system engineering capability and development. The project will also help to promote and market the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wave energy and other renewable energy technologies while facilitating further advancement in research and development of the technology.