Marine Energy

The high energy, aerobic environment of the ocean surface is particularly aggressive to man-made structures.  But it is the predictable hostility of the ocean which makes it so powerful.  Delivering solutions which exploit this unique set of challenges is where Apollo excels.

Apollo began its marine energy journey in 2012, in support of the world’s first commercial scale tidal array.  In 2017 we were engaged by a global front runner in high power wave energy generation to deliver a detailed structural design, ready for fabrication.

 

Through Apollo, our clients access a depth of experience in marine energy including:

Consultancy

Apollo’s experienced marine team allows our clients access to technical experts giving technical assurance for their project work

  • Project management and owner’s engineer service
  • Technical review of WEC concepts and substructures
  • Advanced mechanical engineering and analysis (FEA, CFD)
  • Hydrodynamics, mooring solutions and cable analyses
  • Trenching analyses, on bottom stabilization, crossings designs
  • GIS and layout studies
  • Cost-feasibility assessments

 

Engineering design and supply

Provision of competent engineering resource for mechanical system design and technology development

  • Mechanical and structural design and optimisation
  • Quick connection system design (mechanical and electrical)
  • Technology and device development
  • Handling systems design
  • Station keeping solutions
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)

 

Transportation and installation engineering

Effective engineering and design for safe back deck mobilisations and installations

  • Marine operations engineering and procedures
  • Marine vessels and equipment selection
  • Temporary steelwork design
  • Seafastenings and grillages
  • Lift arrangements and handling
  • Cable installation engineering
  • Towage arrangements

 

Technical assurance

Apollo provide competent technical authorities allowing our clients expert review and assurance of their safety critical operations

  • 3rd party review and assurance for cable operations
  • Independent review of structural/ mechanical designs
  • Technical safety and risk assessment
  • FMECA and HIRA
  • Regulatory review
  • Technical due diligence

 

O&M solutions

Experienced engineering provision to support ongoing marine operations for a variety of vessel situations

  • Asset integrity engineering
  • Residual life assessment
  • Structural repairs and modifications
  • Intervention operations engineering and procedures
  • Intervention vessel selection
  • Apollo KnowHow™ data management software
  • Troubleshooting

 

Developers come to Apollo to help scale up their devices from prototypes to full scale demonstrators and into grid connection.  We are also active in developing technology solutions and have had funding from Wave Energy Scotland for our unique PALM™ quick connection system.

 

 

Speak to our marine energy team today on renewables@apollo-oe.com 

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