MendoCoastCurrent, March 25, 2009
Aquamarine Power has signed a $2.7 million contract with Fugro Seacore to install their wave energy generator, the Oyster, at the European Marine Energy Center.
Aquamarine’s Oyster converter is designed for waters that are from 26-52 feet deep with anticipated installation 550 yards offshore in the second half of 2009. The Oyster has a wave action pump sending pressured water in a pipeline to an electricity generator.
The generator, to be built in Orkney, Scotland, is expected to produce between 300 and 600 kilowatts for Scotland’s national grid.
The contract is part of the Scottish government’s goal to derive 50% its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020.