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DOE Waves to Water Design Stage Winners

Sea Power Ltd in collaboration with lead company MarkZero Prototypes LLC has once again won out by becoming DESIGN Stage winners in the USA DOE funded Wave-to-Water challenge.

Our team proposed a detailed design of a desalination system that uses wave energy alone and a novel transportable version of the Seapower Platform to provide clean drinking water for disaster relief and coastal communities.  The smaller modular system, known as the  MZSP Freshwater Production System, uses a series of high pressure, direct acting pumps to feed into a Reverse Osmosis plant on board the device, and pump this freshwater to shore.

The next stage in the DOE funded challenge will be to adapt the PTO for shore testing. The site identified for future offshore testing is Jennette’s Pier in North Carolina.  Sea Power Ltd. and MarkZero Prototypes LLC also intend to carry out further local testing of subsystems at Enniscrone Pier, Co. Sligo. We have already successfully carried out a physical demonstration and test at this pier to pump water a distance of 220m to shore using a portable discharge hose, using the same available head and flowrate that the MZSP device is capable of developing.

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