Orbital O2 2MW
The Orbital O2 2MW commercial demonstrator will feature a number of innovations, including up to 50 percent greater energy capture through enlarged rotors with a lower rated speed, full onsite access to all turbine systems through an optimised platform configuration, high performance blades, compatibility with local supply chain and infrastructure and mooring load dampers.
The project, which is funded through the European Commission’s Horizon2020 programme, brings together Orbital’s core supply chain and strategic partners to deliver a future-proofed product solution with a much reduced and financable risk profile.
Project partners are ABB UK, Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries, Technology from Ideas, Eirecomposites, University College Cork, DP Energy, EDF Energy, SKF and EMEC.
The project is in the preproduction stage, with the Orbital O2 due for installation at the European Marine Energy Centre, Orkney in early 2020.
Orbital O2 2MW Generation Mode
Orbital O2 2MW Underwater View