DNV GL unveils marine RE tools

International classification group DNV GL has launched WaveFarmer and TidalFarmer, the world’s first marine energy planning tools to be made commercially available.

WaveFarmer and TidalFarmer have been under development at DNV GL for over seven years, during which time they've been used in prominent research projects as well as commercial farm design and due-diligence jobs.

A major barrier to the growth of the industry is the risk associated with projects and the accompanying uncertainty of return on investment. Engineers face a large number of unknowns at the start of a project – an impediment to the rapid expansion of the industry.

The new tools, launched at RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal Conference in Belfast, allow users to accurately model wave and tidal energy converters operating Log in to read complete article.

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