Wave energy conversion

This one day course is designed for professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of wave energy and wave energy conversion technologies.

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Benjamin Child Benjamin Child
Wave and tidal energy design support

Training Information

  • Duration:

    1 day

  • Course offer:

    This course is available on request

Additional information:
A detailed overview of the fundamental principles behind the main technological solutions to convert ocean wave energy into electricity will be given, along with the key methodologies to evaluate both wave and device data.

In addition, hydrodynamic modelling techniques (both numerical and experimental), details of several power conversion mechanisms and an account of full-scale real seas experience to date will also be covered.

DNV GL has been providing independent technical advice to the renewable energy sector for over 30 years. The marine renewables team, formed in 2005 and built upon the accumulated in-house experience, tools and methodologies, offers services to the marine renewables sector, which span from technical due diligence (owner’s or bank’s engineer) to resource assessment, and include numerical modelling, support to experimental test rounds and strategic studies.

Course outline:

  • Wave energy fundamentals
  • Characterization of the wave energy resource
  • Overview of WEC concepts and power conversion mechanisms
  • Numerical modelling of wave energy converters
  • Modelling a wave energy farm and predicting energy yield
  • R & D roadmap: from the computer to the tank; from the tank to the sea
  • Future perspectives and alternative applications
  • Q & A session

Who should attend?
Project developers, device developers, lenders, marine contractors, network operators and regulators, R&D institutions, leading test centres and other professionals who wish to benefit from DNV GL’s technical and commercial knowledge of the field. DNV GL assumes that attendees have a basic engineering background. No specific knowledge of the sector is required.

Contact information: Please email benjamin.child@dnvgl.com for more information.