technology: open-centre turbine
The Open-Centre Turbine is an example of a simple idea proving to be the most effective solution.
The functionality and survivability of equipment in an underwater environment demands simplicity and robustness. The Open-Centre Turbine meets these demands, with its slow-moving rotor and lubricant-free operation minimising risk to marine life.
Open-Centre Technology is unique and covered by a suite of worldwide patents.
Single piece rotor is the only moving component in the turbine unit. Retention of the blade tips within the outer housing clearly defines the swept area and eliminates the danger of exposed, fast-rotating blade tips.
Open centre increases efficiency as well as providing an exit route for marine life.
Simple construction and clean hydrodynamic lines minimise the locations where sea life could become entangled. Shaped inlet duct improves turbine performance.
Stationary component of turbine which houses generator system components.
Highly efficient integrated permanent magnet generator.