TIGER Webinar 2: Tidal energy opportunities for steel manufacturing and supply chain learning documents
The second in a series of six supply chain seminars, was held on September 15th 2020 and focused on tidal energy opportunities for steel manufacturing and supply chain learning.
The webinar raises awareness of tidal stream supply chain opportunities for structural fabricators and explore potential areas for collaboration to achieve cost reductions. The aim is to accelerate the expansion and growth of the tidal energy sector, including the wider supply chain.
- TIGER introduction – James Murray, Orbital Marine Power, programme manager
- Orbital Marine Power: Opportunities for steel fabricators in floating tidal energy – William Annal, mechanical and structural engineering manager
Orbital Marine Power floating tidal turbine technology presents significant supply chain opportunities for steel fabricators and specialist providers. This presentation highlights primary component areas and contracts available to steel fabricators and discusses how through collaborative engagement, manufacturing processes and supply chain cost reduction learning could be advanced to accelerate the expansion of the sector.
- SIMEC Atlantis Energy: AR series volume manufacture: lessons learnt and supply chain engagement – Fraser Johnson, MeyGen operations and maintenance manager
The AR1500 tidal turbine was installed at MeyGen in 2017 as part of this initial 6MW path finder project. The learnings from this manufacture and continuing operation of this device has identified a number of areas where design modifications and alternative manufacture processes provide opportunities to reduce CAPEX. The presentation will highlight these key components and invite suppliers to engage with SAE to further reduce the LCOE of the AR series turbines.
- Hydroquest: Tidal turbine steel structures: design optimisation and industrial opportunities – Raphaël Coquet, tidal project director
The first 1MW Hydroquest tidal turbine was installed in Paimpol-Bréhat in Spring 2019. The future new generation of turbines was improved thanks to learnings from the design and manufacture of this first device. Hydroquest will presents cost reduction through design improvement and will invite suppliers to engage discussions about several collaboration opportunities regarding steel structure elements