Tension Technology International (TTI) are delighted to have been awarded close to £400k contract from Wave Energy Scotland (WES) as one of three projects in its recently announced £1.4M Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes Stage 2 Projects.
TTI’s Netbuoy 2 project will focus on two key areas of development. Impermeable coated fabrics to provide compliant buoyancy modules and fibre rope ‘load nets’ to encapsulate the modules. The combination will significantly reduce the structural mass when compared with comparable steel buoyancy systems and offers improved material compliance. The technology has good applicability to a wide number of floating wave energy technologies.
Other Scottish based partners include University of Strathclyde, Optimus, Black & Veatch and Quoceant. As part of the project key product development and qualification tests will also be conducted at our own state of the art material testing facility – TTI Testing Ltd.
The project will run over the next year with the final report expected to be available in late summer 2019.
Ben Yeats and Tom Mackay, directors at TTI Marine Renewables Ltd, commented ‘We are delighted to have received this stage 2 award from WES and look forward to the challenges ahead. TTI has a proven record in developing innovative solutions and technologies and this further confirms TTI’s commitment to assisting the renewables sector in bringing cost effective technologies to market’’
Tim Hurst, WES’s Managing Director, said: “These three projects represent the best of the ideas for materials and manufacturing processes that can be applied to wave energy converters. The projects will make a significant contribution to knowledge of materials best suited to manufacturing wave energy converters and will take the sector closer to developing a winning solution for wave energy.
Further details on the award can be found via the following link and should you like to find out more on how TTI and TTI Marine Renewables can assist you please do not hesitate to contact us.