MHK Technologies/THOR Ocean Current Turbine

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization THOR Turner Hunt Ocean Renewable LLC

Technology Type
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Axial Flow Turbine
Technology Description The THOR ocean current turbine ROCT is a tethered fully submersible hydrokinetic device with a single horizontal axis rotor that operates at constant speed by varying the depth of operation using a patented power feedback control technology Rotor diameters can reach 60 meters for a 2 0MW class turbine and operations can be conducted as deep as 250 meters Arrays of THOR s ROCTs can be located in outer continental shelf areas 15 to 100 miles offshore in well established ocean currents such as the Gulf Stream or the Kuroshio and deliver electrical power to onshore load centers via submarine transmission line

Technology Dimensions
Device Testing
Date Submitted 28:34.6

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