DNV GL WITNESSED THE PERFORMANCE AND LOAD TEST OF DRAKOO 15KWP WEC
At 5 PM on 24th July 2018, Hann-Ocean team successfully completed the performance and load test of the 15kWp Drakoo wave energy converter, witnessed by DNV GL (the Norwegian international accredited registrar and classification society) and participated by China Ship Scientific Research Center (CSSRC).
The test protocol was reviewed by DNV GL in details, and all settings and sensors were verified and calibrated by DNV GL engineers. The process included 228 wave tests and 15 stress measurements. The entire test plan, including the design sea condition or wave spectrum (0.3-0.9m of wave height and 2.5-8.0 seconds of wave period) was 100% successfully carried out within 33 hours. The test report will confirm the power outputs of the Drakoo 15kWp WEC and provide valuable data for its supporting structure design in various wave conditions. The data will also be used to create a comprehensive database for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations for Drakoo WEC of Hann-Ocean Energy.
Thanks to DNV GL, CSSRC experts and Hann-Ocean team for their support and efforts. This event represents another critical milestone for Hann-Ocean Energy's Drakoo WEC development, being part of the first offshore platform wave power project of the company.