Tow Out & Deployment – New Photos

 Tow & Deployment to Galway Bay

Following a succesful mooring installation at the Smartbay site, Atlantic Towage Ltd. (http://www.atlantictowage.com/)  succsefully towed out the WEC from Foynes Harbour, around loop head, and into Galway Bay overnight.

Tow Path

Tow Path

 

1:4 Scale Tow Out

1:4 Scale Tow Out

The on-board camera, and 3g Connection, provided visual monitoring before it got dark:

On board camera

On board camera

 

 

 

 

 

During the tow and deployment, Sea Power Ltd.  continuously monitored the WEC’s SCADA system, designed and commissioned by FAL Ltd:

SCADA Screenshot - Developed by Sea Power Ltd. and FAL Ltd.

SCADA Screenshot – Developed by Sea Power Ltd. and FAL Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realtime ocean weather conditions around the tow and deployment were also provided by:
http://www.oceanenergyireland.com/TestFacility/GalwayBay/Observations

During tow out, local conditions were rough around loop head and through the Aran Islands but the WEC handled them easily and the tow out went extremely well, travelling at an average speed of 4knots. This demonstrated that the Seapower Platform can be easily towed out to any site.

Thanks to Co. Mayo based OSCS Ltd. http://www.offshoresubseaconsultancyservices.com/ for carrying out Risk Assessments and Methodology and overseeing and advising on all Seapower’s marine operations.

The WEC was hooked up to the set of pre-deployed moorings lines, and datalogging has commenced (Power, Mooring Loads, Hinge Loads, PTO loads, accelerations, GPS position, Hull panel pressures)

Successfully Deployed at Smartbay 1:4 Scale Test Site

Successfully Deployed at Smartbay 1:4 Scale Test Site

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