MMC has been involved in research and industry-funded offshore wind projects including:
- Research for the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
- Ocean Renewable Power Company
- University of Maine’s VolturnUS floating offshore wind project
Our engineering staff has designed mooring systems, analyzed electrical cable laying and umbilical performance, and conducted fundamental research into long term reliability of floating wind turbines expected to survive for decades at sea in dangerous, corrosive, and hostile environments.
MMC has analyzed and participated in the design of energy converters for:
- Wave Energy
- Tidal and River Current Energy
- Floating Offshore Wind
Our engineering staff has analyzed existing and new wave and tidal energy concepts for mechanical, hydrodynamic and economic feasibility, and we have authored or co-authored a number of papers on the technology.
MMC worked with Rohrer Technologies Inc. to create an optimal design for a tethered wave energy converter. By controlling the dimensions using a genetic algorithm, MMC was able to calculate the best design with respect to power output according to the ACE metric.