Fluiconnecto supplies hydraulic hose assemblies to world’s first wave energy power station
Just off the coast of Western Australia, near Perth, the world’s first wave power station has been plugged into the Australian power grid. Wave-energy technology converts ocean swells into renewable power and desalinated freshwater. After more than a decade of testing and demonstrations, Fluiconnecto customer switched on the wave power station being the first company in the world using this technology that has already begun feeding wave-generated electricity into a local Western Australia grid.
This unit operates with a submerged buoy tethered to the seabed by a hydraulic damper connected to a pump. The wave energy moves the buoy thus energising the pump which delivers pressurized water to an on shore plant, where it is fed into an electrical generator that creates electrical energy.
We are happy to announce that Fluiconnecto has supplied 3” hydraulic hoses that are part of the hydraulic damper underwater connections. Manuli Diamondspir hoses fitted with specialized stainless steel connections have been chosen due to their extremely resistant cover which makes it ideal for subsea applications. On top of that, both the pressure of the oil inside the hose as well as the outside water pressure makes the premium pressure resistance of the Manuli Diamondspir hose a valuable ingredient of the whole system. An additional spiralguard cover is utilized to provide extra mechanical protection.
Both the pressure of the oil inside the hose as well as the outside water pressure makes the premium pressure resistance of the Manuli Diamondspir hose a valuable ingredient of the whole system.
Since renewable energy is a hot topic not only for environmentalists, this success is gathering word of mouth worldwide. The plant will supply clean energy and desalinated water for Australia’s biggest naval base. It is expected, that such installations will make their way to other locations, thus eliminating emissions by providing clean, renewable energy to the masses.
Fluiconnecto service team in Perth
Manuli Fluiconnecto Australia operates with 5 fully owned Hydroshops, onsite service workshops and a fleet of mobile service trucks that provide customers in a variety of industrial sectors with a wide range of products and services. Apart from wave energy, Fluiconnecto Australia specializes in some of the most demanding hydraulic applications found in the Marine, Oil & Gas & Mining markets where the safety of the operators and environmental issues are a major concern, therefore the highest performance products and service are required.
Fluiconnecto meets these demanding requirements by supplying a dedicated range of hi-performance products that meet and exceed applicable international norms and specifications.
Fluiconnecto also provides a variety of specialized engineering services that range from installation of hydraulic & industrial lines, hot oil flushing & filtration, hose management, IMR services including hose recertification and testing.