MHK Technologies/MORILD 2 Floating Tidal Power System

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Hydra Tidal Energy Technology AS
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Morild 2
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Axial Flow Turbine
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TRL 7/8: Open Water System Testing & Demonstration & Operation
Technology Description Hydra Tidal´s Morild II tidal power plant technology at-a-glance: - A unique and patented floating tidal power plant - Prototype has an installed effect of 1,5 MW - Turbine diameter of 23 meters - Each turbine is pitchable - 4 turbines with a total of 8 turbine blades - Unique wooden turbine blades - The MORILD II can be anchored at different depths, thus it can be positioned in spots with ideal tidal stream conditions - The plant carries a sea vessel verification, and is both towable and dockable - The floating installation enables maintenance in surface position, and on site - The MORILD II will be remotely operated, and has on-shore surveillance systems - Technology patented for all relevant territories The Morild power plant is a floating, moored construction based on the same principle as horizontal axis wind turbines. The plant has 4 two-blade underwater turbines and can utilize the energy potential in tidal and ocean currents. The 4 turbines transmit power via hydraulic transmission to 2 synchronous generators. Can be pitched 180 degrees to utilize energy in both directions. A cable from the transformer on the prototype to shore transfers energy.

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Date Submitted 8/7/2012

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