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Maritime services firm Malin Renewables has secured a £1-million contract to supply a 50-tonne wave energy converter off the Scottish coast.

Malin has won the contract, offered by AWS Ocean Energy, to install a half-size version of their Archimedes Wavesing power generator, a project backed the publically-funded Wave Energy Scotland’s Novel Wave Energy Converter initiative. 

The submerged structure looks akin to an oversized buoy and converts the motion of waves into electricity. The project will allow the design to be trialed and provide engineers with data to create a full-size model. 

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Malin is opening a Scottish marine technology park in West Dunbartonshire with construction starting in January. 

Simon Grey, AWS CEO, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Malin for this critical contract. We are really excited by the opportunity presented by Malin’s Marine Technology Park and look forward to seeing future generations of Waveswing built there.”

Read an earlier story on the Archimedes Waveswing on our sister-site, Power Engineering International.

Malin Marine director Ben Sharples said: “This project enables the team to utilise their expertise in hydraulics, electrical power, air systems, pressure vessels and mooring, delivering an integral piece of equipment for the wave energy sector.

“We are thrilled to be working on this project with AWS, as it provides the opportunity to deliver a turnkey solution, building on our expertise in delivering complex, multi-faceted projects.

“This particular project enables the team to utilise their expertise in hydraulics, electrical power, air systems, pressure vessels and mooring, delivering an integral piece of equipment for the wave energy sector.”

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