Location: Pembrokeshire, Wales
Technology: 1,5 MW air turbine
Scope of Work: EPC
Timeframe: 2019-2020Summary of Work:
- Design for Fabrication and Assembly
- Risk Assessment and Management
- Model Testing (IST)
- Loads and Performance Analysis (IST)
- Procurement, Build and Test
- Delivery and Commissioning
The BOMBORA mWave™ energy converter features a series of air-inflated rubber membrane covered concave cells, mounted onto a structure below the ocean’s surface, creating an air-filled volume. As waves pass overhead, air is pushed out of each cell through a series of valves into a one-way air-duct. The cells are refilled once the wave has passed. In 2018, BOMBORA launched an international RFT for the supply of a 1,5 MW turbine – the largest to date in wave energy conversion – and the PTO ducting and supporting structure, for deployment and testing nearshore at Pembrokeshire.
KYMANER were awarded the contract and, in a partnership with IST (who aerodynamically designed the turbine and the PTO ducting and defined the control strategy) detail designed, tested and manufactured the turbine; and designed and supplied the PTO supporting structure and ducting. BOMBORA is currently developing the InSPIRE™ project – Integrated mWave and Wind Floating Platform – and has appointed Kymaner as the designated supplier of the new PTO with 2MW rated power.