Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i was set up to promote marine innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It has provided funding to AMOG to support the assembly and testing of the new device in Cornwall.
This one-third scale device will be tested at the Falmouth Bay test site in summer 2019, following testing at the COAST laboratory at University of Plymouth and fabrication within the Cornwall Marine Enterprise zone. This workshop will cover some of the challenges faced in the development of this unique marine technology, demonstrating lessons learned and opening discussion amongst industry members to help overcome any limitations and highlight commercial opportunities.
Prof Andrew Potts, CEO and Founder of AMOG says: “The workshop will be a fantastic opportunity for us to lay out the longer term needs of the supply chain from a developer’s perspective, as well as giving an opportunity for members of the supply chain to become more familiar with AMOG and vice versa. Cornwall has established a world class marine renewable energy supply chain that is invaluable to the future of our innovative wave energy converter technology.”
Dr George Crossley of the University of Exeter, who is coordinating the event, says: “This is a great opportunity for businesses, funders and operators within the marine industry to hear about the development of AMOG’s wave energy converter, as well as the South West marine facility and funding environment. The event aims to engage businesses with latest developments in the marine sector. Business will also have the opportunity to be invited to tender for deployment, operations and maintenance work on this wave energy device as well as understand the longer term next generation needs.”
This workshop will be hosted at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth and is free to attend.