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  • Marine Structures Other Than Ships.

    Spotted this in Warrenpoint awaiting a tug. It's part of a larger structure which made national headlines recently. Does any one know what it is? It took me a while to figure it out.
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  • #2
    Is it part of that underwater turbine???

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pmtts View Post
      Is it part of that underwater turbine???
      Yes it is! Spot on PMTTS. Its part of Sea Gen's 1.2 Mega Watt water current turbine, part of which was placed on the sea bed at Strangford Lough, A few weeks ago. It is said that it can power up to 1000 homes. We will wait and see.
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6728073.stm

      Below from the Sea Gen site.
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      • #4
        Between that and Wavebob, we have the potential for a completely self sufficient, and eco friendly electricity generating system. All we need is further investment.


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #5
          Hey I think we are building the power connectors for those, if not that particular one then something bloody like it
          Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bosco View Post
            Hey I think we are building the power connectors for those, if not that particular one then something bloody like it
            I'd be interested to see the connector types. Are they for subsea use? What power capacity? Is there a web link?

            Wavebob is not in the water at the moment as she had serious damage done to her last year. Ocean Energy do have a platform off shore which is actually generating power. Its atracting a lot of international attantion. Its also the only working power device in the country.
            The attached pic shows the surface part. The engine and control room are below the water.
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            Last edited by Test Pilot; 5 May 2008, 12:44.

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            • #7
              http://www.exprogroup.com/images/tron/spectron.pdf
              Caution rather large pdf file can take time to open . Go to page 6 the one for the tidal gen project is a sligtly modified 10KV 450A power connector same as what is used for a standard ESP
              Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bosco View Post
                http://www.exprogroup.com/images/tron/spectron.pdf
                Caution rather large pdf file can take time to open . Go to page 6 the one for the tidal gen project is a sligtly modified 10KV 450A power connector same as what is used for a standard ESP
                Bosco, Thats perfect! Thanks for that.

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                • #9
                  Where do the dilithium crystals go?


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                    Where do the dilithium crystals go?
                    Eh, That was suposed to be classified. However as its out now, the diatomic molecule comprising two lithium atoms covalently bonded together Li2 is known in the gas phase. It has an It which has a bond order of 1, an internuclear separation of 267.3 pm and a bond energy of 101 kJ mol−1. Its located in a protected enclosure, below the water level in the control room. Don't tell anyone as the nondisclosure agreement is not signed.
                    Last edited by Test Pilot; 7 May 2008, 13:04.

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                    • #11
                      I'm glad you clarified that.


                      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Test Pilot View Post
                        Bosco, Thats perfect! Thanks for that.
                        No worries lad I was wrong we're not building it for that project the one we are doing is being installed in the orkneys by Tidal Generation Ltd, ran into one the site lads in town today and its the 8 KV connector that they are using not the 10KV i'm not directly involved in the project i'm more on the suck the oil out of the ground as fast a possible side of things.
                        Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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                        • #13
                          A LEADING player in the Scottish renewables market has signed a landmark £500 million deal to create a 300 turbine tidal power field off the South Korean coast. Lunar Energy, which is registered in Glasgow, has sealed a joint venture agreement with the Korean Midland Power Company, one of the country's three main power generation businesses, to develop the massive tidal power plant in the Wando Hoenggan waterway off the South Korean coast.

                          Lunar Energy and E.ON today announced they are to develop a major underwater tidal stream power project off the Pembrokeshire coast. This pioneering project will use the power contained within fast moving deep sea tidal streams, created by rising and falling tides, to turn a field of 60 foot turbines situated on the sea floor. If given the go ahead, the multi-million pound scheme would be capable of generating enough electricity to power up to 5,000 homes.

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                          • #14
                            24 hr webcam of entrance to Galway harbour

                            http://www.galway.net/galwayguide/we...05/current.jpg

                            also interesting 24 hrtime phase available to view.
                            "The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck."

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                            • #15
                              As mentioned by Test Pilot in the opening post, The Sea Gen turbine is now fully operational:


                              The turbine near the mouth of Strangford Lough has begun producing electricity at full capacity for the first time.

                              The SeaGen system now generates 1.2mw, the highest level of power produced by a tidal stream system anywhere in the world.

                              SeaGen will now move towards full-operating mode for periods of up to 22 hours a day, with regular inspections and performance testing carried out.

                              The power generated by the system is being purchased by Irish energy company, ESB Independent, for its customers in Northern Ireland and the Republic.

                              The turbine has the capacity to generate power to meet the average electricity needs of around 1000 homes.

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