Providing Wello Penguin WEC with equipment and support

The Wello Penguin WEC is connected to a mooring system on the Billia Croo test site. The actual installation of the Wello Penguin WEC took only 36 hours and was conducted by a Multicat vessel assisted by a harbour tug.

In summer 2012, Fendercare provided key support to the successful Wello Penguin Wave Energy Converter (WEC) installation in Orkney, Lyness. A range of services were delivered during installation demonstrating their ability to support pre-commercial and commercial array installation.

The Wello Penguin WEC is a unique and patented construction to harvest ocean energy. It is based on industry standard components, including a generator typically used by wind turbines, to allow scalable manufacturing by virtually any shipyard using existing manufacturing processes.

Services provided

  • Shoreside support from Lyness base
  • Project management
  • Labour support
  • Final ballasting and mooring equipment supply

Benefits delivered

  • Project integration – one supplier
  • Delivered on time to budget
  • Initial results confirmed efficient rotating movement of the Wello
  • Penguin WEC in smaller waves than first anticipated