MCT - Strangford Lough - Tidal Turbine

Monopile and Crossbeam design

NIRAS Fraenkel were responsible for the design of the large diameter steel monopile support column and cross beam assembly on which the two rotors and power trains are mounted
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MCT Tidal Turbine, Stangford Lough - Northern Ireland

Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) commissioned the design of the SeaGen tidal current turbine structure in Strangford Narrows near Portaferry in Northern Ireland.

This project involved the installation of a 1.2MW tidal energy system. The turbine system is located in approximately 25m of water in a tidal flow of up to 8knots at spring tide.

NIRAS Fraenkel were responsible for the design of the large diameter steel monopile support column and cross beam assembly on which the two rotors and power trains are mounted. The cross beam assembly supporting the blades can be raised out of the water to permit maintenance to be undertaken safely.

The whole structure was designed by NIRAS Fraenkel in close collaboration with MCT, and an extensive combined fatigue spectrum had to be considered covering both the mechanical actions and hydrodynamic effects acting on the structure.

NIRAS Fraenkel are now working with MCT to develop a 2MW tidal energy system to be deployed off the coast of Orkney.

 

 

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