Tank tests | Santander | 2021

In May-June 2021, Seaturns conducts two weeks of tests at Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin, the wave basin of IH Cantabria in Spain. These trials make it possible to test a wave energy converter at a scale of 1:10, which is a great advance in Seaturns’ R&D programme. On this scale, it is possible to test an energy capture turbine and moorings representative of current practices in the offshore sector.

The access to the basin was funded by the European Union as part of the MaRINET2 programme.

Tank tests | Porto | 2020

In November 2020, Seaturns conducts two weeks of tests in the wave basin of Porto University. The objective of these tests is to optimise the performance and to characterise the behavior of the system in multi-floaters configuration, in different sea states. The resistance in extreme conditions, with survival waves at varied incidences, is also tested.

The access to the basin was funded by the European Union as part of the Interreg Atlantic Area PORTOS Project.

Tank tests | Aalborg | 2020

In February-March 2020, Seaturns conducts two weeks of tests in the wave basin of Aalborg University (Denmark). The objective of these tests is to optimise the performance of the system and to characterise the behavior of the float in different sea states. The resistance in extreme conditions (survival waves) and the operation of two associated floats on the same mooring line are also tested.

These tests have been supported by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, and the access to the basin was funded by the European Union as part of the MaRINET2 programme.

The proof of concept | Nantes | 2017

The tests at the École Centrale Nantes LHEEA wave basin have shown that the concept is able to absorb much of the incident energy of the waves and convert it into pneumatic power.

From the simple proof-of-concept phase a “capture width ratio” larger than 20 % could be observed, an easily improved value by optimisation studies.