Oceanlinx Unveils The New greenWAVE and blueWAVE Units

22 December 2010

Oceanlinx has now finalised the full-scale development of both its shallow and deep water oscillating water column (OWC) designs. 

 

These latest versions of the Oceanlinx technology have been named greenWAVE and blueWAVE. The greenWAVE unit is a single OWC chamber, fixed to the seabed in shallow water. In a good wave climate greenWAVE is rated at around 1 MW.The blueWAVE unit is a cluster of six OWC chambers, moored as a floating device in deeper water. In a good wave climate blueWAVE is rated at around 2.5 MW.

 

 

New blueWAVE device
 
 

Both the greenWAVE and blueWAVE devices utilize the same Oceanlinx airWAVE turbine, generator, and control systems. The greenWAVE and blueWAVE units are fully commercial versions of the Oceanlinx technology – the culmination of 13 years of technology development. Versions of both are expected to be rolled out in commercial operation over the next two years.

 

“Both the greenWAVE and blueWAVE devices utilise the same Oceanlinx airWAVE turbine, generator, and control systems.”

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