GCE offers structural engineering for renewable energy projects in Tidal, Wave Wind power, from domestic up to multi-megawatt scale.
Gurit designed and built the blades for the first successful and DNV-certified 1MW tidal stream turbine, the Andritz Hydro Hammerfest HS1000, along with many other blades for leading turbine developers. In the marine environment, the main drivers are light weight, fatigue resistance, corrosion resistance buoyancy. These drivers can be met with composite materials but require conscientious engineering and a detailed understanding of the behaviour of materials underwater. Gurit has conducted over 1000 tests on epoxy laminates, adhesives and foam cores under pressure and saturated with seawater to gain this understanding.
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