Safety systems

The onshore installation is very important with respect to durability and personnel safety. The converter is equipped with safety systems to immobilize the float in its upper end position, whenever deemed necessary for repair or maintenance. When one Unit is immobilized, all the others are operating.
During extreme weather conditions and at any time the waves exceed the designed height, the front side of the recess can partly close to the desired percentage with protective shields (see figure). This innovation enables the continuous operation of the group, even under extreme weather conditions.



Front view of the recesses with the converters protected with sliding shields.