Two conference submissions have been accepted and will be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (Renew 2016) in Lisbon, Portugal from October 24-26, 2016.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/renew2016/

The first submission deals with the preliminary analysis of the energy extraction of the floater blanket, and a control strategy to maximize the extracted energy of an effective multi-piston pump, which is the main building block of the Ocean Grazer WEC.
http://hdl.handle.net/11370/6d7a3524-6bf5-47b1-b449-835532e7face

The second submission presents a lumped dynamical model of the Ocean Grazer WEC, which is later used to illustrate the storage capabilities of the OG-WEC by a proposed revenue maximization strategy.
http://hdl.handle.net/11370/ceebc399-747f-4cda-a69e-528fc72504f0

On the video page we have uploaded four new videos, demonstrating various components and subsystems during the development of the Ocean Grazer.

- Improved Wave Tank: The wave tank is used to perform experiments on various Ocean Grazer components as well as subsystems. This video shows a 1:35 scaled version of the floater blanket, consisting of one floater row with ten floater elements. The load on each floater is adaptable to simulate the effect of different piston configurations.
- Multi-ball Checkvalve: The multi-ball checkvalve consists of balls with different densities, each opens and close with a different velocity to maximize the performance. This video shows an early example of a multi-ball checkvalve.
- Multi-Piston Pump demonstration: This video shows a demonstration of the multi-piston-pump system with activation mechanism as part of the pumping system of the Ocean Grazer. This system is key for its adaptability, the load on each floater can be varied by using a combination of different sized pistons.
- Particle Tracing: This video shows a test trail of tracing the wave motion with particles. The floater blanket is extracting energy from the wave which can be analyzed by looking at the motion of the wave particles.

The Ocean Grazer is expanding its network with the joining of Djons. This network is a collaboration between companies, organizations and research institutes that have declared active support and a principal willingness to participate in the further development of the Ocean Grazer. Individual members will be approached to participate in specific research projects.

About Djons

Djons has many years of experience in the mechanical engineering sector and is fully specialised in bearing solutions. Apart from bearings they also supply Seals and Sealing Applications, Engineering Plastics and CNC Turning and Milling products.

Thales Nederland B.V. has decided to become a member of the Ocean Grazer Network. This network is a collaboration between companies, organizations and research institutes that have declared active support and a principal willingness to participate in the further development of the Ocean Grazer. Individual members will be approached to participate in specific research projects.  

About Thales Nederland B.V.

Thales Nederland B.V. was founded in 1922 in Hengelo and is nowadays active as a subsidiary of the Thales Group. Thales Nederland B.V. is primarily involved in naval defence systems with radars, sensors and infrared systems, as well as air defence, communications, optronics, cryogenic cooling systems and navigation products.

The Gedeputeerde Staten (English: Provincial Executive) of the province of Groningen, now formally decided to support the Ocean Grazer project and expressed this in a letter of intent. The representative on Energy Transition of the province of Groningen, Nienke Homan, visited the project earlier to inform herself about the ongoing developments of the Ocean Grazer.