MHK Projects/Coos Bay OPT Wave Park

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Project Profile
Project Start Date 1/1/2010

Project City Coos Bay, OR
Project State/Province Oregon
Project Country United States
Project Resource
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Project Nearest Body of Water Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 43.3664°, -124.2181°
Project Phase Phase 1
Project Details Optimum operation is achieved in 130 to 197 foot (40 to 60 meters) water depths, which are found typically at distances of 0.5 to 5 miles (0.8 to 8 km) from the shore. The wave power station will consist of an array of PowerBuoys connected electrically in parallel to an underwater power cable which transports the energy to the shore. The arrays are arranged in two to five rows which are nominally parallel to the shore. The PowerBuoys are moored to the ocean floor and are capable of being serviced in-situ or removed for inshore servicing. The proposed site has the potential of producing 100 MW or more of electric power. It is anticipated that the proposed project may eventually consist of up to 200 PowerBuoys. The total size of the project area is approximately 5 miles long (8,000 meters) by 984 feet wide (300 meters). The project area consists of four array clusters separated by three transit lanes. Each of the four array clusters consists of 50 PowerBuoys. Each array cluster is approximately 5,577 feet long (1,700 meters) by 984 feet wide (300 meters). The transit lanes are designed to allow vessels to transit between each array cluster. Each of the transit lanes are 1,312 feet (400 meters) in the north-south direction by 984 feet (300 meters) in the east-west direction. Each of the four array cluster will be arranged in three rows, which each row being oriented generally in the north-south direction and parallel to the shoreline. The center row of each array cluster will consist of 16 PowerBuoys, while the outer two rows will consist of 17 PowerBuoys in each row.
Permit/License Buildout (MW) 100
Device Nameplate Capacity (MW) For utility uses 40kW to 150kW with 500kW in the development phase

Number of Build Out Units Deployed 200

Main Overseeing Organization Oregon Wave Energy Partners LLC
Project Technology MHK Technologies/PowerBuoy
Project Timeline and Milestones •3/1/2010 OPT reapplies for Preliminary Permit
Project Licensing
FERC License Docket Number P-12749

Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts See Tethys

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