28 Sep '12, 9am

Deployment of utility-scale PowerBuoy wave energy device delayed to 2013: Originally planned for next month, bad...

Final testing of the PowerBuoy by its developer Ocean Power Technologies has been on track for completion ahead of final assembly and readiness for deployment in October 2012. The company had planned to tow the completed wave power device approximately 300 miles from the Portland area dry dock to its deployment site about 2.5 nautical miles west of Reedsport. The early onset of unfavorable weather conditions in recent days has “significantly impacted” the installation of moorings however. In addition, uncertainty regarding weather conditions over the October timeframe has increased the risks of incurring substantial deployment vessel “standby” costs and adverse safety conditions while transiting the buoy over the distance from the dry dock to the deployment site, OPT says. “The buoy itself is designed to perform well during severe weather once installed, but during transit...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/28501/deployment...

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