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Wave Energy Devices

Benson Engineering has been involved in Wave Energy Device Design for over 10 years.

Benson Engineering is currently developing a wave energy device which has completed 1/50 and 1/15 Scale Testing . Next Step is ¼ Scale testing. Planned for 2016.

Benson engineering has won a Research Award for the SEAI Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland :Sustainable Energy Awards 2013

We are also involved in the SEWEC team which is a finalist in the American Department of Energy , “Wave Energy Prize”

See  https://waveenergyprize.org/teams/sewec. 

Tom Benson . BSc (Eng), MBA . (Technical Director)

Tom Benson is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Surrey, UK and founder of Benson Engineering Ltd. In Killarney, a founding member of the Irish Wave Energy Developers Association (IWEDA). Benson Engineering has developed its innovative wave pump through the early TRL gates, successfully tank testing the concept at 1/50th scale and 1/15th scale. Extensive experience has been gained in the wave energy field in numerical modelling, model building and tank testing. A ¼ scale model will be tested in the ¼ scale Smart Bay test site in the sea in Galway Bay Ireland in Q4 2015 and 2016. This device is fixed to the sea bed and driven by a point absorber buoy.

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