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Mocean/Verlume wave power trial ends successfully

13 March 2024

The Mocean/Verlume wave energy generation and storage test has successfully completed its first year off Orkney and will be ended in spring, the two companies said March 5.

The £2mn Renewables for Subsea Power (RSP) project connected the Blue X wave energy converter – built by Edinburgh company Mocean Energy – with a Halo underwater battery storage system developed by Aberdeen intelligent energy management specialists, Verlume (see below). The energy generated may be used to power subsea wells, replacing diesel; or stored in the Halo system.

“The test programme has been a tremendous success,” Verlume said. It has drawn financial interest from a wide range of companies including the European majors TotalEnergies and Shell, as well as private equity and academic institutions. (For more details, see Offshore Energies UK Magazine #58.)

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