Commercial power platform to undergo testing

WAVEGEM Geps Techno’s WAVEGEM can deliver off-grid energy to wind farms. Credit: Geps Techno

A new 150KW capacity renewable energy power platform utilising wave, solar, wind and current energy will undergo 18 months of testing.

Geps Techno’s WAVEGEM converts wave energy into electricity by the flow of sea water flow through a turbine. The constant water flow in different corridors enables the platform to deliver constant power. To increase the production of electricity, this unit is equipped with 70sqm of solar panels.

Measuring 21m long, 14m wide and 7m high, the 200t platform is moored with anchors ready to deliver off-grid energy to multiple operations including wind farms, aquaculture farms and oil and gas sites.

IHES project

Inspired by Geps Techno’s hybrid platform MLiner, WAVEGEM was designed and built in Saint-Nazaire (France). The platform is a part of the R&D project IHES (Integrated Harvesting Energy System), which includes partners as Blue Solutions by Bolloré, Centrale Nantes, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, ICAM, Ifremer, SNEF et financed by Bpifrance PIAVE and INTERREG FORESEA.

Testing will take place on the site of SEM-REV operated by Central Nantes and located off the coast of Le Croisic in France.

Geps Techno also supplies vessels newbuilding and refitting with its an anti-roll stabilisation system GSIRE, based on the same turbine principle as WAVEGEM.

GSIRE installs power up to 250kW capacity and features integrated turbines/generators which recover stabilisation power from the water load in motion, while offering an additional source of electric power without any CO2 emissions.

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