Load measurement solution for tidal generator

Andritz Hydro Hammerfest tidal turbine technology Andritz Hydro Hammerfest tidal turbine technology
Industry Database

Strainstall has provided specialist load measurement technology to support upcoming operations, following the commissioning and initial testing of the 100’ high 1MW Hammerfest Strom HS1000 tidal stream generator.

The device was recently installed on the seabed at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, Scotland.

The innovative 1MW tidal stream generator was successfully installed at EMEC in late 2011 and commissioned in the early months of 2012. This latest installation is being used as part of an enhanced commissioning exercise to help validate that the technology can be used as part of the world’s first tidal turbine array in the Sound of Islay, for which planning consent has been provided.

To achieve the level of control and monitoring required during the upcoming offshore operation, Hammerfest selected the Strainstall Type 5200 tensile load link manufactured high quality stainless steel, which provides a high quality load cell capable of operation in the most arduous of environments.

Strainstall Marine recently became a subsidiary of marine equipment and services supplier, Fendercare Marine. Both Strainstall Marine and Fendercare Marine are members of James Fisher and Sons plc, and this strategic move benefits both parties by giving Strainstall Marine access to Fendercare Marine’s global locations and markets and Fendercare Marine the capability to provide engineered solutions.

Latest Jobs

Harbour Master

A rare opportunity has arisen to join us as Harbour Master for the busy and thriving Harbour at Ilfr... Read more

BFSAI Queens Harbour Master

This is a high profile, challenging and rewarding job at the heart of BFSAI in the Falkland Islands. Read more

Naval Architect

A successful marine consultancy is currently looking for enthusiastic and experienced people to join... Read more

Multimedia Designer

We are looking for an experienced Multimedia Designer to join a busy Marketing Department based in F... Read more

Marketing and PR Manager

We are looking for a talented, experienced, hands-on, strategy-led Marketing & PR Manager to join ou... Read more

View all jobs