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With the generation taken care of through known technology, the next quest was a commercial model that is as robust as the technology and that is where both the market focus and the market variants come in.

Offshore Utility Platform (OUP)

The OUP is the ‘base’ variant of the family of ‘Power Oar” equipped platforms. The OUP will provide service as a 24/7 – 100% renewable generation power plant with export power to be measured in mega-Watts (MW) all based from a dependable platform.

The OUP’s can work standalone or in a ‘farm’ configuration, daisy chained together with one hull providing the umbilical link back to shore.

The platforms benefit many Governments of vulnerable island communities that can no longer ignore their reliance of fossil fuels. With good wave energy resources but no current commercially viable technologies available at present to convert the energy, Wave-tricity’s OUP will soon become part of their energy generation mix.

It has been designed from the ground up to solve the needs of the 1000’s of Islands around the world. Whilst reduction in carbon consumption is always at the forefront of our mind the ‘OUP’ delivers the following benefits to Island/Coastal nations:

  • Energy security and independence
  • Massively lower cost of energy production
  • Low cost of long term ownership
  • Minimal to zero impact to communities
  • ‘Set it and forget it’ operational routine

 

 

Water Treatment Platform (WTP)

The world is getting thirstier, drier nations are getting dryer and the global demand for fresh water is rising. Population growth is pushing up the need for drinking water and food production with agriculture accounting for 70% of water use.

Even the push for biofuels to reduce consumption of fossil fuels has an unexpected consequence: between 1,000 and 4,000 litres of water are needed to produce just one litre of biofuel.

But producing clean water has its consequences, 3.5 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity are needed to desalinate 1 cubic metre of seawater – 1.3kWh to pump seawater to the plant and 2.2kWh for the reverse osmosis process.

Wave-tricity’s WTP utilises power generated on board to drive large scale Reverse Osmosis (RO) plants contained within the hull, delivering significant water supplies with all the benefits that the OUP offers including:

  • Massively lower cost of producing clean water from the sea and waste water
  • Low cost of long term ownership
  • Minimal to Zero impact to communities
  • ‘Set it and forget it’ operational routine

 

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Disaster Relief Platform (DRP)

The DRP will deliver emergency, rapidly deployable relief for some of the worlds worst atrocities to the very heart of coastal disasters, tsunamis, earthquakes etc offering a tailored solution to best aid the relief effort.

Government and Aid Agencies will be able to place DRP’s strategically in geographies close to known areas of vulnerability. The remote deployment and ready state of the DRP’s will enable a rapid arrival at the disaster area complete with the configuration required by the on ground team.

One other major benefit of this device is that whilst it is held in a standby environment it can be generating significant power for its home port/location.

The DRP will deliver

Power – Generation 24/7 supplied ashore

Water – De-salination 24/7 pumped ashore

Waste water – Ability to recycle waste water cutting the risk of infections spreading

Food – blend of dry, refrigerated and frozen foods dependant on requirement

Medical – Use of secure areas for close to shore medical facilities in the event that local facilities are damaged. Along with store and distribution of medicines

Telecommunications – Provision of mobile communications infrastructure to augment or replace damaged local equipment.

Air/Sea Dock – Provision of a helicopter landing space and a small boat dock for supply and personnel distribution

Operations Base – space can be utilised for an operations base within easy travel to relief area but within a secure and sterile environment.

There is absolutely no doubt that rapid deployment of a DRP will save lives.