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Offshore Renewable Energy Support

Ampyx Power Offshore Airborne Wind Energy Demonstrator

BlueWise Marine is involved in an industrial research project lead by Ampyx Power Ireland Ltd. and funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland through the Research Development & Demonstration Funding Programme 2019. This industrial research project aims to prepare the offshore demonstration of the Ampyx Power, Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) prototype AP-3 (150kW) in 2022/2023. It will provide insight into the technical, financial, logistical and legal constraints to execute this first of a kind offshore demonstration.

The primary objective of the “Offshore Airborne Wind Energy demonstrator” project is to research the potential for an offshore demonstration of AWE in Ireland, resulting in:

  • Site selection reports, based on detailed review of environmental, geotechnical, met-ocean, aviation, marine archaeological and geophysical data;
  • Design, test (tank test) and validation of the offshore platform;
  • An execution plan for the offshore demonstration, including high level contracts for installation, operation and a full permit assessment.

The second objective is to provide insights into the market potential for floating airborne wind energy in Ireland, resulting from a detailed analysis of system and operational costs and energy output in local circumstances.

Scope of Work

At BlueWise Marine we are using our knowledge and experience to provide the following services to the project:

  • Consenting & permitting advice
  • Desktop review of environmental, geotechnical, met-ocean, marine archaeological and geophysical data
  • Definition of representative site characteristics
  • GIS & Mapping
  • Project development
  • Site selection
  • Market assessment