Building Research Capacity for Marine Renewable Energy in Ireland. Prof. Tony Lewis Emeritus Beaufort Professor University College Cork, Ireland

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1 Building Research Capacity for Marine Renewable Energy in Ireland Prof. Tony Lewis Emeritus Beaufort Professor University College Cork, Ireland

2 National Drivers Research Infrastructures Integrating research activity

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4 Ocean Energy Ltd.

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6 Open Hydro

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8 Arklow Bank

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10 National Drivers Research Infrastructures Integrating research activity

11 Test infrastructure AMETS Mayo Wave Test Site Full-scale gridconnected Strangford QUB Tidal Test facility Galway Bay site ¼ scale grid - connected Cork - Beaufort National Ocean Test Facility

12 Beaufort Ocean Basin Ireland Beaufort Survival Flume Ireland Galway Bay Ireland Development Protocol Phases US DoE and H2020 TRL 1,2,3 TRL 4 TRL 5,6 Test Sites Europe TRL 7,8 AMETS Test Site Ireland Validation of Numerical Models and Data Analysis at all Phases TRL 9

13 European Test Sites

14 Test infrastructure AMETS Mayo Wave Test Site Full-scale gridconnected Strangford QUB Tidal Test facility Galway Bay site ¼ scale grid - connected Cork - Beaufort National Ocean Test Facility

15 Beaufort Building Maritime College Naval Base

16 Beaufort Building

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18 Survival Wave Flume

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22 MaRINET Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Energy Technologies Coordinated by HMRC/Beaufort, Ireland Consortium of 28 Partners offering 49 Infrastructures Wave Tidal Stream and Offshore Wind Systems and components (e.g. PTO) All scales of facilities from model testing to full scale Infrastructure Access cost for the Users (researcher/developer) will be paid for by EU Concludes March 2015

23 Test infrastructure AMETS Mayo Wave Test Site Full-scale gridconnected Strangford QUB Tidal Test facility Galway Bay site ¼ scale grid - connected Cork - Beaufort National Ocean Test Facility

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25 Test Site Characteristics Fully consented site 1.5km offshore Water depths 20m to 23m 4.5km subsea cable to support subsea nodes with 400v power and high speed communications via optical fibres Power provided to offshore devices via a dedicated floating platform Platform for testing component parts Wave data time series since 2008 Baseline acoustic data High speed data transmission via WiFi and fibre optic cable Proximity to ports and a range of vessels and onshore support facilities Access to funding support Access to a dedicated operational team

26 Galway Bay Power Buoy Sensors WEC Components FPS Platform WEC SMARTBay Cable

27 CORES Project Outline Concluded September 2011 New Components and Concepts for Ocean Energy Systems based on Floating OWC 12 Partners, 7 Countries 4 Work Packages Field Trial OE Buoy WP2 - Electrical WP1 - Turbine Air chamber WP3 Moorings, Risers & Deployment WP4 Modelling, System Integration & Field Trials

28 Test infrastructure AMETS Mayo Wave Test Site Full-scale gridconnected Strangford QUB Tidal Test facility Galway Bay site ¼ scale grid - connected Cork - Beaufort National Ocean Test Facility

29 What is AMETS Test Site A Test Site A: 100m water depth;16km out from Belderra Strand; 6.9 km2 Test Area B: 50m water depth; 6km from the strand; 1.5 km2 Test site C: 25m depth Test Site B Test Site C

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31 National Drivers Research Infrastructures Integrating research activity

32 Harnessing the Marine Renewable Energy Resource through the power of innovation A cluster of key university and industrial partners University Partners Over 40 SMEs, working collaboratively with each other, and with multi national corporations Staff Employed (Total of 78) Operations Staff: 7 Platform Researchers: 24 Targetted Project Researchers: 47 Comprising: Postdocs/Research Fellows: 14 PhD students: 51

33 MaREI Research Programme: Research Programme comprises: Platform Projects = Scientific Research Spoke Projects = Industry Targeted Platform Projects P1 Wave Energy Device Design Innovation and Optimisation P2 Marine Electro gas P3 Marine Renewable Energy Informatics Tools P4 Cost Reduction for Marine Renewable Energy Spoke Projects S1 Marine Renewable Energy Devices S2 Novel Materials for MRE Systems S3 Power Take off and Energy Storage for MRE S4 Operations Support Engineering S5 MRE Decision Support and Data Management

34 VIDEO HERE

35 Thank you for Listening

36 1/50 Survival Waves Deep flume + floor up 1/50 1/15 Production Waves Deep Flume, Wave Basin Floor Down T 02 [s] Hm0 [m] 2500mm 700mm 3000mm 1000mm

37 MaREI Value Chain

38 Rotary PTO Test Rig 26kW Inverter Controlled Dynamometer 4 modes of Generator setup (eg DFIG, wound rotor etc) 8 Stages of Inertia Grid Connected, Various stages of Cable / OHead emulation Islanded mode available Full control of input Tq and Speed (selectable or from loaded time trace) Full control of Generator reaction PLC control and full OPC DAQ system

39 Linear PTO/Component Test Rig Sinusoidal and Irregular motion Stroke: 900mm Force: 15,000 N Max velocity: 900mm/s Power: ~ 20 kw

40 AMETS Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (Belmullet)

41 17 Partners from 12 Countries Objective Combining deep offshore wind with wave/tidal System integration and cost reduction aims Develop and test New designs and concepts of MRE platforms Establish a set of criteria transparent criteria for multi-purpose platforms for marine renewable energy (MRE) platforms Includes likes of Technip, Statoil Petroleum, HMRC, Uni Edinburgh, DONG Energy, Fraunhofer Marine Renewable Integrated Application Platform

42 Test Site Facilities 4.5km subsea cable to support subsea nodes with 400v power and high speed communications via optical fibres The nodes can host a complement of client sensors which can be tested and demonstrated in near real time. All data will be available to users through a dedicated web portal and further analytics can be applied to the data collected for a variety of user applications

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