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FEATURE ARTICLE
The O2 is Orbital's first commercial demonstrator and represents
the culmination of more than 15 years of product development
and testing in Orkney. It is envisaged that the O2 will
become the basis for first commercial sales of the technology.
" Commercializing our product will create an entirely new global
market for power generation equipment and services, " says
Scott.
3GWh of electricity over its initial 12-month test program.
However, the commercial supply arrangement for the O2 2MW
turbine is a departure from the historical component supply
model to one where SKF is providing Orbital fully integrated
drivetrain solutions covering both nacelles and pitching hubs.
" We are a technical partner to advanced tidal turbine device
developers for almost a decade now and are delighted that our
long-term partnership with Orbital evolves to the next major
step from providing main mechanical sub-systems to fully
integrated power train solutions, " notes Michael Baumann, business
development manager for marine and ocean energy at
SKF. " We see tremendous potential for floating tidal technology
due to its low installation and operating costs. "
Thomas Frost, president for industrial technologies at SKF
adds: " We have almost a decade's worth of experience of being
a technical partner to developers of advanced tidal turbine
technologies. By now taking the step from being a mechanical
component supplier to supplying fully integrated power trains,
we strengthen our position and focus on supporting selected
cleantech industries. "
SKF is a key supplier for O2, contracted to provide the fully integrated
powertrains as well as the blade pitching hubs. Orbital
has been working with the Swedish firm for the supply of critical
bearing and sealing components since 2011, in both its 250kW
unit and the SR2000-2MW unit which produced more than
With rotor diameters of 20m, O2 has a total rotor area of 600
square meters, the largest ever on a single tidal turbine to date.
It has 360-degree blade pitching for dynamic control of the rotors
that enable power to be captured from both tidal directions,
eliminating the need to rotate the entire platform.
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Driven by Global Pandemic, Magnetic Diagnostics Tools from Luminex Take Part in 98% Jump in Business
World’s Most Powerful Tidal Turbine Launched Offshore Scotland
Research & Development
Product News
Industry News
Events Calendar/ Advertising Index
Magnetic Levitation Studied at JPL for Moving Payloads Around the Moon
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Magnetics Business & Technology - September/October 2021 - Reduced-Helium Magnets from Philips a Game-Changer in MRI Scanners
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Magnetics Business & Technology - September/October 2021 - Driven by Global Pandemic, Magnetic Diagnostics Tools from Luminex Take Part in 98% Jump in Business
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