TIGER Webinar 5: Reliability and condition monitoring of tidal turbines documents
The fifth in a series of six supply chain seminar events as part of the TIGER project in collaboration with Oceansgate Marine Technology Webinar Series, in partnership with Maritime UK SW.
The webinar was held on 28 October 2020 and focused on reliability and condition monitoring of tidal turbines.
The webinar raised awareness of reliability and condition monitoring techniques and potential future applications of machine learning. supply chain opportunities for using state of the art test facilities available at OREC for the advancement of tidal stream technology. The aim is to accelerate the expansion and growth of the tidal energy sector, including the wider supply chain.
- TIGER introduction – Teo van der Kammen, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Technical Manager
- Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult: Pitch system health monitoring with machine learning algorithm for offshore wind turbines – Hyunjoo Lee, Knowledge Lead, Drive Trains
Insight into the working being carried by OREC on pitch system health monitoring with machine learning and discussion on how tidal technology developers can take lessons from wind to accelerate their development.
- SIMEC Atlantis Energy | Meygen Limited: Meygen insight tidal stream condition monitoring – Fraser Johnson, Meygen O&M Manager
The MeyGen tidal array is currently the world’s largest, operating four 1.5MW horizontal axis turbines suppled by Atlantis Operations and Andritz Hydro Hammerfest. To date the array has generated over 33.5GWh and clocked up over 81,500 operating hours. The presentation will address some of the early challenges of operating a 1st of class machine and highlight opportunities for supply chain involvement.
- Hydroquest: Tidal turbines: reliability from design – Mickael Tournabien, Electrical Engineer
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 operation of this first device. The presentation will highlight learnings from this first project and reliability by design of the future generation. Hydroquest will invite suppliers to engage discussions regarding supply chain involvement.
- Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult: Overview of ORE Catapult test facilities for tidal stream technology developers and supply chain – Stephen Robertson, Head of Business Development
OREC will provide an overview of the suite of test facilities available to both technology developers and their supply chain to support the development and testing of future systems and technologies. TIGER will facilitate the use of these facilities in conjunction with its project partners.