QED Naval Begins Subhub Trials

first_imgQED Naval launched the Subhub Operational model last week at Forth Estuary Engineering’s (FEE) dock in Leith. As the company reports, the last few weeks have been full of activity finalising the setup of the ballast systems, instrumentation, and the dock access and testing arrangements.The Subhub, a foundation structure for wave and tidal turbines, will now be put through its passes to test the stability during installation, ballast system control and installation/retrieval methods.The Director of QED Naval, Jeremy Smith, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into getting the Subhub project to this point which is a credit to the team and supporting companies. The Operations model represents a big step forward for the Subhub project de-risking the ballast system and installation/retrieval methods which is a key selling point used to reduce the cost of deployment and overall the cost of energy.”last_img