TfI successfully tests it's mooring tethers at ECN Nantes

With the support of the Marinet programme and SEAI, TfI successfully tested its mooring tethers on a wave energy converter in the wave tank at ECN Nantes in November. The tests evaluated performance through a wide range of sea states and robustly tested the tethers protective ability across a range of storm conditions. The week's test concluded with an evaluation during the equivalent of a 3 hour 100 year storm.

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The next step for the TFI tether is a deployment at full scale in Galway Bay in 2013.