Great news for TfI Marine as Wave Energy Scotland have selected our Gator Power Take-Off (PTO) project to progress into stage 2 of its competitive call for novel wave energy converter devices.
Developed with our partners Exceedence, University of Strathclyde, MaREI UCC, and Pelagic Innovation, the Gator project aims to design, prototype, and test a novel polymer ‘spring pump’ capable of pumping significant quantities of water at moderate pressures through conventional hydro-electric turbines. As this innovative non-linear pump does not require any seals, it is designed for tens of million compression cycles and can be implemented in a system with very low maintenance requirements.
We at TfI Marine are delighted and excited to move forward with the Gator PTO project, and look forward to continuing work on it. Keep an eye on our website over the coming months for updates and more information on its progress.