MHK Technologies/Wave Dragon

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Technology Profile
Primary Organization Wave Dragon ApS
Project(s) where this technology is utilized MHK Projects/Wave Dragon Nissum Bredning
Technology Resource
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Technology Type
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Overtopping Device
Technology Readiness Level
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TRL 7/8: Open Water System Testing & Demonstration & Operation
Technology Description The Wave Dragon is a floating wave energy converter of the overtopping type. It basically consists of two wave reflectors focusing the waves towards a ramp. Behind the ramp there is a large reservoir where the water that runs up the ramp is collected and temporarily stored. The water leaves the reservoir through hydro turbines that utilize the head between the level of the reservoir and the sea level.

Mooring Configuration Slack singly buoy mooring

Technology Dimensions
Length (m) 170
Width (m) 300
Height (m) 17
Freeboard (m) 7
Draft (m) 13.5
Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 4 sizes 1 5 MW 4 MW 7 MW 12 MW
Device Testing
Lab Test •Water turbines

Date Submitted 12/8/2011

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