One of the key developments of the marine energy industry in the UK is the demonstration of near commercial scale devices in real sea conditions and the collection of performance and environmental data to inform permitting and licensing processes. The ETI’s ReDAPT (Reliable Data Acquisition Platform for Tidal) project saw an innovative 1MW buoyant tidal generator installed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney in January 2013. The project demonstrated the performance of the tidal generator in different operational conditions, aiming to increase public and industry confidence in tidal turbine technologies by providing a wide range of environmental impact and performance information, as well as demonstrating a new, reliable turbine design
This presentation described ReDAPT Work Package ME8, anti-fouling systems for tidal energy systems, including identifying optimum systems; experimental design, construction and deployment; and monitoring and reporting of results.
Aims of Work Package ME8: Anti fouling systems for tidal energy devices
ReDAPT Coating Test List
Results: Seabed pod panels May 2014 - 24 months
Results: Seabed pod panels 24 months – Hydrodynamic Drag