Ternan Energy is proud to be part of the UMACK Consortium
Ternan Energy (Ternan) has had an active role in the UMACK project, which has developed a new, ground-breaking mooring, anchoring and quick connect solution optimized for marine energy systems.
The UMACK solution is being developed as a universal and adaptable solution for a broad range of marine energy applications and seabed types. It presents a step change in technology for the ocean energy space addressing the affordability, durability and reliability of marine power systems mooring and anchoring.
UMACK is funded by Scottish Enterprise and the Swedish Energy Agency with co-funding from the OCEANERA-NET COFUND (via the European Commission under Horizon 2020).
The project is led by a global consortium which also includes wave and tidal energy developers CorPower Ocean and Sustainable Marine Energy Limited, mooring experts TTI Marine Renewables, EMEC (European Marine Energy Centre) and marine renewable energy modelling experts from the University of Edinburgh.
Ternan provides geotechnical and anchor design support to the project, with a particular focus on investigating the practical deployment of novel anchor solutions for offshore structures.
The geotechnical and anchor test program which is currently underway, is also led by Ternan, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy System (IWES), the Test Centre for Support Structures (TTH) of the Leibniz University of Hanover, Georisk & Vibration Scandinavia, Dieseko and the University of Dundee.
The UMACK project will finish by demonstrating the UMACK solution integrated with CorPower Ocean’s C4 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) in real ocean operating conditions.
Matt Dickson, UMACK Project Manager and CorPower Ocean Head of Projects:
“The innovative technology is being developed as a universal and adaptable solution for a broad range of marine energy applications and seabed types. UMACK presents a step change in technology for the ocean energy space addressing the affordability, durability and reliability of marine power systems mooring and anchoring.
The consortium has worked intensively for several years taking the UMACK concept from the drawing board, through multiple design, development and test phases, to construction, subsystem testing and now the upcoming open ocean testing towards the end of 2021. The forthcoming open ocean trials mark a tremendously exciting period, and an important stage in a long and rigorous validation process.”
Catriona Macdonald, Geotechnical Engineer, Ternan Energy:
“Mooring solutions continue to present significant challenges across the marine energy industry. The UMACK consortium has joined forces to develop a more efficient and cost-effect solution which can be shared universally, benefiting not only wave and tidal, but extending to other areas such as floating offshore wind. Ternan has specifically been providing geotechnical and anchor design support, with a particular focus on investigating the practical deployment of novel anchor solutions such as screw piles and mesh anchors for offshore structures.”
For more information and the latest update on the UMACK Project visit the official UMACK website at www.umack.eu