The Seapower engineers and project coordinators have been involved in the wave energy industry for over 25 years and have been developing the Seapower Platform since 2008. Their engineering team has designed and constructed an in-house wave flume, allowing them to carry out small scale, low cost trial-and-error design checks at 1:50 scale. High level testing is carried out in professionally run wave basin laboratories such as those Beaufort Research in University College Cork, the Kelvin facility at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, and the Queens University Marine Laboratory in Portaferry.
The Seapower Platform’s excellent power performance has already been proven. Power curves and site dependent Power matrices are available and these have been developed through a measured iterative design/build/measure/redesign process which includes numerical analyses and wave laboratory testing, and real sea deployment.