MHK Projects/Lake Huron

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Project Profile
Project Start Date 1/1/2005

Project City Kincardine, Ontario
Project Country Canada
Project Resource
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Coordinates 44.2075°, -81.6236°
Project Phase Phase 3
Project Details Seawood Designs Inc. deployed and removed 1:22 scale SurfPower model pontoon during July-August 2005 in Lake Huron. The rest of the rig was developed to mimic the action of the hydraulic system and provide the opportunity to take various measurements to better understand the response of the pontoon to waves. The pontoon behaved as anticipated. The test rig provided a means to record mechanical energy recovery from the waves over extended periods (up to an hour). The maximum power in one instance exceeded 4 watts. Seawood Designs is now proceeding with detailed wave tank testing with a larger model (1:10 linear scale). The test pontoon will be 2.4m long. The National Research Council (Canadian Hydraulics Centre) has prepared a proposal to undertake the testing in their wave basin.

Number of Devices Deployed 1

Main Overseeing Organization Seawood Designs Inc
Project Technology MHK Technologies/SurfPower
Project Licensing
Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Efforts See Tethys

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