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Design and Engineering of the Wave Hub Project

Date: October 08, 2013 at 20:04 GMT

Abstract: Wave Hub is a groundbreaking renewable energy project to create the UK's first offshore facility for the operation of wave energy converter arrays. Wave Hub provides an area of sea with grid connection and planning consent where arrays of devices can be operated.

The project poses a number of unique engineering challenges in the design of the offshore facilities and subsea power cable, in part due to the nature of the devices that will connect to the Wave Hub, but also due to the high energy environment in which the infrastructure will be placed. This paper provides a brief overview of the project along with a description of the design and engineering activities undertaken by Wood Group Kenny. 



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