Ocean Power Technologies Limited (OPT)

Client: Ocean Power Technologies Limited (OPT)
Application: Full scale prototype, 150 kW wave energy converter buoy, UK
Project scope: Design certification

Lloyd’s Register worked closely with OPT to certify the PB150 B1 wave energy converting buoy to Lloyd’s Register’s Rules and Regulations for Mobile Offshore Units, 1996.

This covered the fundamental areas of:

  • design review of the structural aspects; and
  • design review of the mooring system, including fabrication inspection.

The OPT PB 150 B1 is a 150 kW power buoy, located in the Orkney Island’s EMEC

development – one of the most marine-energy rich environments in the world.