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R&D of new renewable ocean energy sources Hydro Power Tower.

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researcher, PhD, CEO Energy-ocean-project LLC

The company conducts R&D in field of the vortex energy sources for underwater  

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The goal of my research is to develop a power unit a new renewable source of ocean energy Hydro Power Tower for underwater  HPP that is able to efficiently convert the kinetic energy of the currents creating an artificial solitons in the water flow horizon.  The unit consists of a vortex turbine in a two-phase hyperbolic housing, a distributor, a multiplier, a collector and a permanent magnet generator with the effect of levitation. Underwater hydroelectric power stations are formed from blocks in a non-linear series downstream on the bottom or afloat. Thus, without disturbing the environment and taking into account the high capacity of the station and its protection from harsh ocean climatic conditions, it is possible to provide power supply to marine industrial infrastructure, including floating oil platforms, electric vessels and other devices.

There are well-known underwater hydroelectric power plants that generate current energy using large-diameter propeller turbines with high efficiency at maximum water consumption, i.e. when the turbine power is fully used, and low efficiency at lower water consumption.

The spiral blades of The hydro Energy Tower vortex turbine rotate on the shaft simultaneously with the rotation of the distributor blades. Therefore, when changing the direction and speed of the flow, the blades will always be turned to it in the most favorable way, while the efficiency remains high at different water flow rates.

This project aims to research and develop new technology of marine energy and the possibility of improving the efficiency of gravity hydroelectric cyclone operation, for use in the oil industry, referring to the power supply offshore oil and gas industry for drilling on the bottom shelf of the world ocean and continental drilling in the conditions of remoteness from the Central supply. The device underwater station could replace a diesel power plant on Board a seagoing platform that consumes this amount of fuel, that after a certain period of time the cost of delivery in the open sea can exceed the limits of the profitability of production of oil until drilling reaches a certain depth, which threatens the need to move platform to a new drilling location, with the elimination of the old. 

Also solved problem in creating the innovative model of underwater robotic energy complex , designed to supply power to the unmanned cargo ships with electric propulsion, and Autonomous unmanned and remote controlled interventional apparatus of the kind used for solving problems of exploration of natural resources, inspection and operations on technical objects mining companies to ensure environmental safety of underwater technical infrastructure, mining companies, systematic data collection of physical, chemical, etc. in order to create information banks for a wide range of scientific research (climate prediction and prevention of techno genic catastrophes, etc.).

The energy module of the underwater complex is a system for converting renewable energy from slow ocean currents. The transport module of the underwater complex is a platform with rechargeable batteries, including for providing energy charging for groups of Autonomous uninhabited and remote-controlled vehicles, which supports their continuous functionality for solving tasks.

In order to solve this problem, the project proposes to conduct fundamental scientific research that ensures the implementation of search research on the creation of an underwater robotic complex.

In this way, the project include:

- search research aimed at developing a digital double of the underwater complex; 

- research of a fundamental nature in the field of hydrodynamic modeling, including a system for converting the energy of slow ocean currents, which are aimed at determining the optimal hydrodynamic configuration that ensures the effective operation of the complex in various hydrological conditions . 

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