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Due to its light weight and its buoyancy the installation process is significantly simplified

Due to its light weight and its buoyancy the installation process is significantly simplified

Due to its buoyancy the Flumill will not require any large and expensive heavy-lift vessels

 

The Flumill system weights approx. only 1/8 of a standard Kaplan system thereby simplifying the installation process significantly

 
The system has integrated buoyancy allowing the system to be towed to site
Pull-down/guide wires will be used to secure controlled lowering and connection to the foundation
 
No highly expensive heavy-lift vessels required for installation
 
Test system at EMEC installed in only 4 hours from lifting at shore
Time from lowering started until fixed to Foundation Frame less than 25 minutes
Fast installation time important in tidal areas
 
The simple foundation together with the GPR turbine ensure that the manufacturing and installation costs will be less than any other known system in the market

Minimal turbulence gives more concentrated tidal parks than other known tidal technologies

 

The minimal turbulence created by the Flumill systems and the lack of cavitation means that Flumill tidal parks can be far more concentrated than e.g. horizontal axis turbines

A more concentrated park setup will first and foremost result in greater power outputs from smaller areas of seabed, in addition to reduced costs through reduced number of cable meters needed

The Flumill system can operate in tidal streams as low as 1 m/s flow

CFD analysis have proven that Flumill creates minimal turbulence

 

The Flumill system can be customised to suit the actual depth of the site

Currently Flumill estimates a LCOE of around 12 – 15 p/kWh with economies of scale to drive cost down towards 7 -9 p/kWh


 

 
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