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Metso to automate the world’s first ocean-surge-based demo power plant

By Gerald Ondrey |

Metso (Helsinki; www.metso.com) will develop and supply an automation system to AW-Energy Ltd.’s (Vantaa, Finland; www.aw-energy.com) demo power plant, the first one in the world to generate electricity from the surge, a form of ocean energy. AW-Energy will expand its present pilot equipment to a 300-kW demonstration power plant in Peniche, Portugal, during 2011. The renewable energy harnessed from the Atlantic Ocean will be transferred through a sea cable to the national grid. Wave energy is the biggest untapped energy source in the renewables sector. AW-Energy has now developed and patented the WaveRoller technology to harness this energy. The equipment is anchored on the sea bottom at a depth of 10–20 m and takes advantage of the back-and-forth movement of the surge. Other solutions available on the market generate energy from the surface movements of the ocean. Sustainability of the new technology is proven by the fact that the demo plant was granted its construction permit in Portugal’s Natura 2000, an area classified as a Special Protected Area (SPA) in Europe. Metso will supply a Metso DNA automation system to this unmanned power plant to control its operation around the clock. The task is a challenging one…
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