IMPACT Newsletter - December 2023

IMPACT teams up with sibling wave energy project VALID for joint webinar

IMPACT has teamed up with fellow wave energy project VALID, entitled Harnessing Ocean Power: Progressing with WEC Technology through Rig Testing.

When: 14:00 – 15:30 CET, 31 January 2024
Where: Online

The webinar will present a case study from each project, to demonstrate how the technology being developed by IMPACT and VALID can contribute to advancing wave energy deployment.

Read the full story on the IMPACT website
The joint webinar is being supported by Trust-IT Services through the EU’s Horizon Booster Results programme. As part of this work, Trust-IT Services has also produced a joint flyer and a joint video on the two projects

Download the flyer from the IMPACT website

Watch the full video on YouTube

IMPACT’s sixth project meeting takes place in Lisbon

On 28 and 29 November 2023, the IMPACT project successfully held its sixth project meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.

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IMPACT partners attend leading ocean energy conference OEE

On 25 and 26 October, representatives from IMPACT partners VGA and SINTEF attended the OEE conference.

While IMPACT was not formally presented at the conference, the project was mentioned during presentations by Carnegie Clean Energy. Carnegie was the first user of the IMPACT structural components rig for mechanical testing of the CETO6 wave energy converter (WEC) belt as part of the EuropeWave Project.

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IMPACT at the International Coil Winding Exhibition and Conference (Coiltech)

On 21 September, VGA represented IMPACT at the World Magnetic Conference, hosted within the International Coil Winding Exhibition and Conference (Coiltech), in Pordenone Italy. Coiltech is an international trade exhibition for the coil winding industry.

VGA also had a stand, where they showcased a small test rig for testing electrical machines. The approach used for this test rig is similar to that being taken to the development of the drivetrain test rig in IMPACT.

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IMPACT at the 15th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC)

From 3-7 September 2023, IMPACT was represented at the 15th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) by João Cruz from Yavin Four Consultants and Giacomo Alessandri from VGA.

EWTEC is a global technical and scientific conference that focuses on wave and tidal energy. The first EWTEC conference took place in 1993.

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Increasing the Reliability of WECs: a Key Operational Cost-cutting Opportunity

As the demand for renewable energy sources continues to grow, wave energy converters (WECs) are becoming increasingly popular as a means of generating electricity from ocean waves. WECs need to work in areas where waves are very strong, implying that commissioning and maintaining the device could be challenging and costly. Therefore, increasing the reliability and safety of WEC systems would present a significant operational cost-cutting opportunity.

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Paula Garcia Rosa
Dissemination & Communication Manager

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IMPACT Coordinator - Federico Gallorini
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