Marine Power Systems (MPS) has signed a contract with Hunger Hydraulic UK that will see the latter company provide hydraulic cylinders and seals for MPS’ WaveSub wave energy device.
The hydraulic cylinders will be used for device’s power take off system, having previously demonstrated their use on Aquamarine Power’s Oyster wave energy technology.
Hunger Hydraulic offers a complete service ranging from supplying small seals and bearings to project management of major hydraulic cylinder and system contracts, and offers potential to provide MPS with cylinders for the full scale WaveSub and at commercial scale.
“After looking into a number of cylinder manufacturers, we are pleased to award this contract to Hunger Hydraulic,” commented Dr Gareth Stockman, co-founder and managing director of Marine Power Systems. “As experts in the field and with a proven track record, Hunger Hydraulic was the obvious choice for MPS.
The company is able to supply the whole package of cylinders and seals, which work seamlessly together, are fit for purpose and have undergone robust trials and testing. We are looking forward to the delivery of the cylinders as we move towards building our award winning WaveSub device ahead of deployment at sea later this year.”
MPS’ WaveSub project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, with MPS receiving a £2 million grant in October 2015.