Wave energy system could be adapted for platforms

Eni has activated the Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter production unit at a site offshore Ravenna, eastern Italy.

Offshore staff

SAN DONATO MILANESE, ItalyEni has activated the Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter production unit at a site offshore Ravenna, eastern Italy.

The system is designed to convert energy generated by waves into electricity and is adapted to operate in a variety of sea conditions to ensure high continuity of energy production.

Eni’s Central Northern District installed the pilot plant and integrated it into what the company claims is the world’s sole hybrid smart grid system providing photovoltaics and energy storage.

It delivered a maximum power output of more than 51 kW, or 103% of its nominal power.

Eni said the technology would be suitable for powering medium and large offshore facilities. The company plans to use this solution to convert its older offshore platforms into renewable energy generation hubs.

03/28/2019

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