OpenHydro Tidal Turbines
RPS was commissioned to provide design and contract management services on the production of a 5m prototype turbine installation in Orkney.
Within the management contract framework RPS acted as the project manager and also integrated the roles of the Supervisor and the Employer's Designers.
The project has been installed at the EMEC tidal test site in Orkney and involves the civil construction in an extremely challenging environment with exposure to tidal currents up to eight knots.
A jack-up barge is used to provide a working platform during the drilling operations to install piles in the seabed. Having installed the piles a deck structure is added and the turbine suspended in between.
RPS provided a range of services to the project including: