FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY.
The forces of wind, wave, and tide carry immense power which can be captured and delivered on a commercial scale. Energy technology company Oscilla Power, Inc (OPI) came up with a concept for a wave energy converter (WEC) called the Triton which would utilize the ocean’s kinetic wave energy to generate power. After receiving a grant to evolve their design to the community-scale level for installation and testing in Hawaii, OPI turned to Glosten to support development of the Triton-C from concept through construction.
Our team was tasked with integrating OPI’s proprietary design through a FEED (Front End Engineering Design) cycle. We borrowed from our experience with offshore structures, developing a float design, equipment arrangement, and installation procedures that considered the complicated interactions between competing design requirements and would make the Triton more efficient to operate and maintain.