Prototype Offshore Drilling and Deployment Rig for the Installation of foundations for Tidal Energy Convertors

RPS are co-inventors and designers for the drilling frame, permanent foundation frame, drilling and installation technique for a cost effective solution to installing subsea tidal energy devices.

This research and development project includes the concept, preliminary and detailed design of an innovative foundation and deployment technique for the installation of offshore foundation structures for use in the wave and tidal energy sector.

It is hoped that the system will revolutionise the way that tidal arrays are deployed in the future.

RPS has been responsible for the detailed design of the structural and mechanical elements including dynamic and fatigue analysis and coordination and project management of team.

RPS provided a range of services to the project including:

Detailed Design

Design Coordination

Project Management

Solid Works Detailing

Finite Element Analysis

Geotechnical Design.