MHK Technologies/Atlantis AN 150

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Atlantis Resources Corporation
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Gujarat
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 7/8: Open Water System Testing & Demonstration & Operation
Technology Description The AN400 is a 400kW shallow water hydro kinetic turbine which has been extensively operated at an open ocean, grid connected test facility located at San Remo, Australia. The system has 220o yaw capability, vertical recovery for maintenance and cleaning, and the system is fully autonomous and can be remotely controlled via internet connection. The converter and PLC/power conditioning/control systems are located on top of a surface piercing pylon. The turbine is robust and can withstand water flow containing significant debris. It is fully scalable and has been developed over a 6 year period with multiple tow-testing and continual optimisation.
Power Transfer Method The AN400 turbine uses Aquafoils to capture the kinetic energy present in the flow of water which drives a chain drive system powering 2 X 75kW induction generators
Mooring Configuration mono pylon
Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions Operating currents:
    Minimum:  1 m/s
    Maximum:  5 m/s  

Operating depths:

    Maximum:  25 m  (if via pylon)
Technology Dimensions
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 0.15
Device Testing
Scale Test •Atlantis conducted tow testing configuration optimisation and performance enhancement of the Nereus150 prior to offshore installation Tow testing took place in November 2007 and February 2008 the results of this testing were observed verified and validated by Black Veatch B V High correlation between the actual and predicted power output were observed during this testing It is noted that at higher flows the AN400 outperformed the predicted power generation performance during this testing
Full-Scale Test •The AN150 system was connected to the SPAusNet Victorian electricity grid exporting renewable power for from 2008 to 2012 Atlantis received power sales revenue and RECs Renewable Energy Certificates during this period of operation

Date Submitted 6/18/2012

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