GKinetic eyes bigger tidal device

GKinetic's device ahead of deployment in Limerick Docks (Photo: GKinetic)

GKinetic Energy is looking for partners to discuss collaborative opportunities to build and demonstrate a 250kW tidal energy device.

Irish tidal energy developer GKinetic noted it was particularly interested to open discussions with companies able to carry out environmental impact assessments, and with access to suitable tidal demonstration sites for this project.

The company wants to scale-up its tidal energy technology and is looking to form partnerships with companies or academic organizations from the engineering and shipyard industry to drive the initiative forward.

GKinetic said it has recently completed the optimization of the device’s power take-off (PTO) system working with MaREI, and a 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling done by Numerics Warehouse.

Following the last year’s trials, the 10kW GKinetic prototype will be redeployed in the Limerick Docks, Ireland, for another round of testing.

GKinetic also informed that its build partners, DesignPro, is progressing well with the development of smaller-scale river devices with plans to deploy three 25kW devices in Europe and Canada in 2017 and 2018.

To remind, GKinetic received financial backing from the from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), with the latest funding award in the amount of €96,000 granted last year.

Share this article

Follow Tidal Energy Today

Events>

<< Jan 2018 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Waterpower Week 2018

This 3-day jam packed event provides you the opportunity to network, learn about legislative and regulatory initiatives, and discuss…

read more >

World Future Energy Summit 2018

The conference offers a combination of in-depth breakfast briefings, panel discussions and expert talks, with senior-level members…

read more >

Marine Moorings Masterclass – STORM project

Funded by Innovate UK, the STORM (Specialised Thimbles for Offshore Renewable Marine energy) project is aiming to design a new multi-material…

read more >

RenewableUK Wave & Tidal 2018

The event will bring together leading developers, OEM’s, financial and innovation funding experts, technical and safety professionals…

read more >