Early wave energy concepts focused on large utility-scale systems and failed miserably. This is like trying to run without learning to crawl.
Their systems failed in harsh marine environments, suffered from complex installations and operation costs and couldn’t prove to be commercially viable. However, the world needs to be on track to meet the IEA Net Zero by 2050, and wave energy should make its way into the Renewables mix.
Something needs to change...
The world's first commercially viable device for capturing wave energy, offering numerous advantages for offshore off-grid applications.
Zero Emissions (100kW device can save up to 100 tonnes CO₂/unit/ year). Zero leak (as we do not use hydraulics). No harm to marine life.
Waves provide constant 24/7 power, with higher availability than solar or wind. Site dependant, ZOEX may reach capacity factors as high as 50-60%
We use existing marine structures in authorised areas, so we only need to modify an existing permit, which saves huge amounts time.
Prototype unit price of electricity is competitive to that of diesel generators when included CAPEX and OPEX. Same cost without the harmful emissions.
Low maintenance, perfect for remote areas. Saves money by reducing refuelling trips.
The system is made up of (100kW or 20kW) modular units, multiples can be attached to an existing marine structure to meet the customer demand.
A compliant rubber Yokohama fender moves up and down as wave actuated-body. The fender also protects the host (marine) structure.
The fender's movements are captured by a Electro-Mechanical Generator (EMG), which provides precise control, high efficiency and reliability.
Hinge assembly on the arm works as a mechanical intensifier so that the device generates at small sea states with improved performance and utilisation and protects the device at high sea-states.
ZOEX is commercially viable from the its current prototype cost price for the following sectors.
ZOEX can provide power (20-200kW range) for Offshore O&G and CCS subsea infrastructure including manifolds, valves and communication umbilicals.
ZOEX can be retrofitted to existing feed-barge or integrate into your new barge-design. Backed up with a battery storage this would cause significant cost savings from diesel as well as help you reach your net zero targets.
Marine data monitoring and fast connectivity is becoming more and more important as we move towards digitilisation. ZOEX charge-barge supported with a battery pack can provide you with power you need in the harsh marine environments.
ZOEX is the genesis of something new - it will shape the future of next era of energy supply
Prototype and commercialisation
Industrialisation and upscaling of operations
Utility-scale and joint energy storage solutions