Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing revolutionary technology designed to harness wave energy, has recently completed testing of its prototype pump, a key subsystem of the company’s unique WaveSub wave energy converter (WEC).
The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, with MPS receiving a £2 million grant in October 2015.
The pump was deployed in the pickling pond, a tidal lagoon in the heart of Pembroke Port prior to being recovered for testing. The aim of the pump testing was to determine whether any biofouling or corrosion affected the performance of the [...]
The university’s marine energy testing facility, FloWave, has been given ministerial approval.
Amber Rudd, newly appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, officially opened the facility, which she described as being at the cutting edge of academic and commercial research.
The FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility, located at the King’s Buildings science campus, is a 25-metre circular pool that can recreate waves and currents from coastlines around the UK, Europe and beyond.Scale testing
FloWave is intended to develop and [...]
Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator has been unveiled today [07/08/14] at Pembroke Port by The First Minister of Wales, the Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM.
The patented DeltaStream device developed by Cardiff-based tidal stream technology company Tidal Energy Ltd will be installed in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire, following its unveiling – and will be amongst the world’s first demonstration devices to generate green, sustainable and predictable tidal power.
EU funds worth £8m delivered through the Welsh Government has been invested in the project, with match funding from majority shareholder, [...]