Pelamis construction completed

25 March 2004

Similar in size and rating to a modern wind turbine this is the world’s first commercial-scale floating wave energy converter. The unit arrived at the port of Leith, Edinburgh, in February for dockside commissioning which is scheduled for completion by end-March. Folowing that it will be towed out to its working site, off Orkney, near Stromness. The illustration above is an artist’s impression of a full scale ‘wavefarm’.

The 750 kW machine measures 120 m long by 3.5 m wide and weighs 750 tonnes fully ballasted. It was assembled and fabricated in Scotland.

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