N e w B r e a k w a t e r
D e v e l o p m e n t
has developed small power take-off modules for incorporating into
breakwaters, coastal defences, land reclamation schemes and harbour
18.5kW power modules consist of a Wells turbine, valve and noise
complete modules weigh less than a tonne so installation or removal
is easily achievable using a small mobile crane.
modules are very simple and rugged: the blades are fixed onto
the rotor, have no pitching mechanism, no gearbox and have no
contact with seawater.
turbines are the fifth generation of Wells turbines and incorporate
all the learning and cost reduction experience from previous designs
and operational experience gained from the Limpet plant.
is currently in discussion with a number of European port authorities
interested in installing this technology.
small turbine being installed on Limpet