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Wave and Tidal Engineering Consultants
Wave and tidal energy are vast untapped energy resources offshore. With technology still in its early days, our group companies provide a comprehensive range of technical, advisory, engineering and marine assurance services to support developers at every project stage.
The technology is still in its infancy and any concept developer faces immense risks in demonstrating the structural integrity of the technology and its installation, as well its financial viability. Wave energy is found in hostile areas, which mariners would traditionally avoid, making the deployment of this energy difficult.
ABL Group brings together its multi-disciplined marine and engineering expertise, with specialist capabilities in the development of cutting-edge marine renewable energy sources, to support developers’ insurance applications with decisive technical assessments of the concepts underpinning pioneering projects.
Tidal power offers predictability as well as proven technologies easily transferable from the offshore wind industry – a combination that promises a great future. The particular challenges related to installation and maintenance where ABL Group, with over 40 years supporting assurance in marine operations, provides cutting edge engineering and advice to enhance the feasibility of such devices. Our experience covers contributions to the development and devices by a number of different developers, most recently to the 398MW Meygen Project in the Pentland Firth as owner’s engineer.