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29th January 2019 100 days @ 100% up-time

On Monday Jan. 21st 2019, BOLT Lifesaver crossed the hundred day line of its second deployment at the US Navy test site outside Hawaii. With the consistent winter time Hawaiian wave climate, Lifesaver has had the opportunity to produce power surplus uninterrupted, which she achieved elegantly. In addition to 100% up-time on power production, she has been able to accommodate the ...

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On Monday Jan. 21st 2019, BOLT Lifesaver crossed the hundred day line of its second deployment at the US Navy test site outside Hawaii. With the consistent winter time Hawaiian wave climate, Lifesaver has had the opportunity to produce power surplus uninterrupted, which she achieved elegantly.

In addition to 100% up-time on power production, she has been able to accommodate the requested power draw from the onboard sensor package during 79% of the time, having provided the client some 1900 hours of operation of their equipment onboard, since installation mid. October.

Client system downtime only occurred during the initial commissioning phase, when power settings were intentionally set low (and power surplus reduced), as well as the few instances when wave states dropped below Hs 0.9m with long wave periods, during which she has had to turn off power supply to the client system in order to maintain vital onboard functions such as communication equipment.

This again illustrates the Fred. Olsen wave energy technology’s ability to provide power, communication and a platform to sensor equipment offshore without the need for a cabled connection to shore.

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3rd December 2018 50 days @ 100% uptime

Over the weekend, BOLT Lifesaver passed 50 days of non-stop power production since installation, i.e. 100% uptime. The 1 tone on-board client sensor package has been able to draw it’s nominal power during 76% of the time, allowing the client over 900 hours of full operation of their equipment solely on wave generated power. Similar utilization has only every been ...

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Over the weekend, BOLT Lifesaver passed 50 days of non-stop power production since installation, i.e. 100% uptime. The 1 tone on-board client sensor package has been able to draw it’s nominal power during 76% of the time, allowing the client over 900 hours of full operation of their equipment solely on wave generated power. Similar utilization has only every been achieved with cabled connection to shore, and illustrates the strength of Fred. Olsen wave energy converters for offshore power. Statistics uploaded to our front page every 20 minutes.

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7th November 2018 BOLT Lifesaver completing initial commissioning phase

BOLT Lifesaver has now been installed for 25 days and is getting close to complete the initial four week commissioning phase. Power production has been maintained continuously since installation at reduced power settings to verify functionality of all systems. Apart from a coolant pump failure with Generator 3 that has kept PTO3 disabled since Oct. 17th, data analysis and remote ...

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BOLT Lifesaver has now been installed for 25 days and is getting close to complete the initial four week commissioning phase. Power production has been maintained continuously since installation at reduced power settings to verify functionality of all systems. Apart from a coolant pump failure with Generator 3 that has kept PTO3 disabled since Oct. 17th, data analysis and remote camera inspection indicates all systems are working as intended. Following an inspection visit scheduled for Nov. 8th, BOLT Sea Power engineers plan to ramp up generator settings to nominal values over the next couple of days, to see BOLT Lifesaver produce power at nominal levels, while continue to feed the onboard client system demand power load.

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15th October 2018 BOLT Lifesaver initiated power production

On Friday Oct. 12th, divers from Sea Engineering Inc. successfully connected all three winch lines to seabed, to allow BOLT Lifesaver to initiate power production. Despite significant wave heights down to below 3 feet, power production was maintained uninterrupted through the weekend. Production and uptime data will be continuously uploaded to this site. Stay tuned!http://windcarrier.com/fredolsen/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/20181009-BOLT-Lifesaver-@-30m-site-WETS.mp4

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On Friday Oct. 12th, divers from Sea Engineering Inc. successfully connected all three winch lines to seabed, to allow BOLT Lifesaver to initiate power production.
Despite significant wave heights down to below 3 feet, power production was maintained uninterrupted through the weekend. Production and uptime data will be continuously uploaded to this site. Stay tuned!

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12th October 2018 BOLT Lifesaver towed to site

BOLT Lifesaver was towed from Pearl Harbor and connected to storm moorings at the 30m birth at the US Navy demonstration site outside Marine Corps Base, Hawaii. Divers are scheduled to connect the power take-off winch lines to seabed on Oct. 12th given favorable weather conditions, to allow initiation of power production.

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BOLT Lifesaver was towed from Pearl Harbor and connected to storm moorings at the 30m birth at the US Navy demonstration site outside Marine Corps Base, Hawaii.

Divers are scheduled to connect the power take-off winch lines to seabed on Oct. 12th given favorable weather conditions, to allow initiation of power production.

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