The Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ proposes deploying fleets of Turbofoil® equipped vessels utilizing Hybrid HydroKinetic energy conversion. Here we evaluate candidate Vessel Manufacturers for their role in developing both wind and hydrokinetic applications.
|BMT Group||BMT Group, a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy, formed in 1985 from the merger of the UK's British Ship Research Association and National Maritime Institute, has core strength in Specialist Vessel Design, Offshore Renewable Energy Vessels and especially Offshore Renewable Energy Projects including MetOcean and Navigation and managing a European Research UMV project.|
|Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry Company Ltd. (QWHI)||QWHI's CADDS5-3D ship CAD design and simulation software could be of great value in designing IPTC's Turbofoil® vessels. IPTC may also build prototypes with QWHI, as Chinese firms such as QWHI tend to have world leadership in low-cost manufacturing.|
|AnCatt||AnCatt's nanotechnology-based anti-corrosion coating has substantially outperformed existing anti-corrosion products in Highly Accelearated Life Testing (HALT) in independent laboratory tests on Cold Roll Steel (CRS) much more difficult to protect than hot dipped steel.|
|Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding||
Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES), a major industrial company has proven success in not only shipbuilding but also major civic infrastructure projects such as Energy systems. Other fields MES pursues include: Environment, IT, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and logisitics technologies. Their extensive Shipbuilding Projects include: LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Autonomous Vehicles, High Speed Vessels, and Ballast Water Management Systems. Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ assesses a TRL8 considering Mitsui and another Japanese conglomerate, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries researching Seawater Electrolysis, has most of the applicable subsystems comprising the complete solution already under development. The Turbofoil® Japan Patent, and other pending Japan patents held by Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ may bring exceptional value to the business strategy of both of these major conglomerates.
Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ assesses that testing and redesign for adaptation to Turbofoil® remote control applications could add a year to the development timeline, TRL8.
|Arklow Marine Services||
Arklow Marine Services, Ireland’s leading aluminium and steel boat builder, has designed and constructed a large variety of vessels including aluminium catamarans, high speed response vessels, amphibous vessels, car and passenger ferries, trawlers, tugs, and wind farm workboats.
Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ has already approached Arklow regarding future strategic partnering in the prototype and pilot stages of Turbofoil® development.
DCNS in 2012 sponsored the world's fastest hydrofoil catamaran, l’Hydroptère. DCNS is going to increase its holding in OpenHydro to 59.7% of the capital through an acquisition of shares from the current shareholders and an increase in capital restricted to the Group.DCNS also mediates the BlooPlanet blog. DCNS claims having 400 years of shipbuilding experience and shows a strong commitment to Marine Renewable Energy and Research.
An intern at Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ has already approached DCNS regarding future strategic partnering in the prototype and pilot stages of Turbofoil® development. This intern also enjoys blogging on BlooPlanet.
|Kawasaki Heavy Industries||
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., another major vertically integrated industrial corporation does everything from Aerospace to Gas Turbines to Plant & Infrastructure , but the areas of most mutual interest to Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. and the Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ include Ship & Offshore Structures, Robotics, and Precision Machinery.
The Turbofoil® Japan Patent, and other pending Japan patents held by Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ may bring exceptional value to the business strategy of this major conglomerate also.
Oshima Shipbuilding, Ship Construction & Repair and Manufacture & Installation of Steel Structures, 1101 employees, ￥176,994,000,000 in sales.
The Turbofoil® Japan Patent, and other pending Japan patents held by Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ may bring exceptional value to the business strategy of this major Japanese Shipbuilder also.
|Wartsila||Wartsila, Ship designer and builder, from Finland, specializs in Marine Solutions, Marine Fuel Cell power sytems, operational efficiency, offshore infrastructure, and specialty vessels.|
|Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH||
Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH employes more than 2,000 staff. Since January 2005, the Kiel-based company Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH has been part of the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems shipbuilding group. The headquarters of the shipbuilding group is in Hamburg. Other operating locations are Emden, Karlskrona and Malmö (Sweden).
|Morye (Feodosia Shipbuilding Co.)||
Morye (Feodosia Shipbuilding Co.), a shipyard that specializes in production of high-speed dynamically supported vessels ( hydrofoils, hovercrafts, vessels with air-cavities) planing boats, pleasure yachts and boats with hull made of aluminum-magnesium alloy. The company is the biggest in the Ukraine in its field.
Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ compares Turbofoil® hydrodynamic performance to Morye hydrofoil designs, in conservative estimation asserting Turbofoil® profitablity all while assuming the Turbofoil® will have a somewhat lower Hydrodynamic Performance Rating with respect to Morye hydrofoil designs.
|Hysucat Hydrofoil Technology||
Hysucat Hydrofoil Technology, leading international designer of Hydrofoil Supported Catamaran' since 1996, does all hydrofoil related design and developments in collaboration with Professor Gunter Hoppe, and the Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa.|
The hull and hydrofoil designs are designed and tested in the towing tank facilities at Stellenbosch University and often actual sea trails are carried out in offshore racing events to establish the final hull design. All design and technical work including the exterior and interior designs are completed inhouse, along with project management for the construction and mould process.
Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ establishes Turbofoil® fundamental physical feasibility in comparison to existing hydrofoil catamarans using Professor Gunter Hoppe's suggested equations from his paper Performance Evaluation of High Speed Surface Craft with Reference to the Hysucat Development.
|IxBlue||IxBlue specializes in integration of GPS/IMU for marine applications. IxBlue Marine Works Division (MWD) shipyard subsidiary H2X can retrofit or custom build catamarans. H2X has the ability to build composite monohulls or catamarans from 16m to 55m.|
Grove Boats offers an outstanding line of electric boats and naval engineering services. Advanced understanding of marine all electric drive train demonstrated here.
|Arup Advanced Technology and Research (AT+R)||Arup Advanced Technology and Research (AT+R) has succeeded in the structural design of the Arup Skiff; the hydrodynamic design (i.e. the shape) is by the hydrodynamicist Kevin Ellway. Arup maintains a staff of specialists in the field of Fluid Dynamics.|
|Aardvark Technologies||Aardvark Technologies are specialist builders of composite racing dinghies, spars and components. Carbon fibre composite boats, engineered and constructed by Mike Cooke at Aardvark Technologies, offer tremendous performance at a reasonble cost. With knowledge and experience, composite design, engineering and construction need not require corporate investment to produce fantastic craft. Mike Cooke from Bristol has set a new UK speed record of 28.8 knots. This is now the fastest recorded time in the UK and has surely opened the door to the elusive 30 knot club.|
|MPI Offshore Ltd||MPI Offshore Ltd, offshore turbine installation vessels - jack-up barges, MPI Offshore is a world leader in offshore wind turbine installation, operating the world's largest and most powerful wind turbine installation vessels.|
|A2Sea||A2Sea, Integrated logistical solutions for foundation and turbine installation at a wide variety of offshore wind farm locations. (offshore turbine installation vessels)|
Cosco Corp, Singapore Jack-up shipbuilder, has one of the largest Ship Repair, Ship Building and Offshore Marine Engineering operations in China. A diversified group with activities also in Dry Bulk Shipping, Shipping Agency and other sectors, it is the SGX Mainboard-listed subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (“COSCO Group”), China’s largest shipping group and one of the top shipping conglomerates in the world.
Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ wil be at the World Congress of Ocean 2012, September 22, 2012 Dalian, China and will meet a number of chinese ocean companies there.
|SeaJacks International Ltd.||SeaJacks International Ltd., With a track record of over 200 wind turbine installations, Seajacks vessels provide an effective solution to the installation and maintenance of offshore wind turbines and foundations. While in the offshore oil & gas sector the vessels have brought a new dimension to maintenance, modification, construction and decommissioning of wells and platforms in the North Sea.|
|Cosworth, UK||Cosworth, UK, manufactures UAV engines, and also has interest in performance marine having installed their sailing vessel datalogger and controller including embedded onboard wind processing algorithm, the LightWave Realtime Processor in the America's Cup contender Artemis AC72.|
|Statkraft AS||Statkraft AS, specializes in offshore turbine installation vessels, and other large scale infrastucture, especially Renewable Energy projects.|
PlanetSolar made the Tûranor PlanetSolar. The Tûranor PlanetSolar, a 95 ton solar power demonstration vessel supporting 96kW of solar panels driven by 20kW of engine power can attain a cruising speed of 7 knots, or 168 nautical miles per 24 hour period. The Tûranor PlanetSolar completed circumnavigation of the globe in April 2012, powered by solar energy alone.
Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ has discussed the Tûranor PlanetSolar with PlanetSolar extensively, as PlanetSolar helpfully provides some data for VPP, and a deeper understanding of ship power management.
|3A Composites Core Materials||3A Composites Core Materials , 3A Composites, a division of Schweiter Technologies, The branded products AIREX® and BALTEK® have pioneered the sandwich technology for almost 70 years. These core materials are used by fabricators to make innovative lightweight sandwich structures for the wind energy, marine and transportation markets as well as other industrial applications. 3A Composites Core Materials is the global leader in answering needs for sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly materials and products to become lighter and thus be more energy efficient. In the wind energy market, its core materials are key to the growth in the generation of renewable energy. 3A Composites made the materials for the Tûranor PlanetSolar hull.|
Malama Composites produces bio-compatible (non-toxic) carbon fiber composites, one notable application being an America's Cup class sailing vessel.
Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ has already approached Malama through the San Diego CONNECT network regarding future strategic partnering in the prototype and pilot stages of Turbofoil® development.
|Beaufort Composite Technologies, Inc.||Beaufort Composite Technologies, Inc. designs, engineers, and fabricates complex shaped epoxy prepreg composite molded parts and structures. Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP), construction not only promises an extremely stable coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), but also offers several other advantages over aluminum and steel, including reduced part weight and greater structural stiffness.|
|Rock West Solutions||Rock West Solutions , Carbon Composite molding, analysis, product development, engineering and manufacturing.|
|Reederei Wessels||Reederei Wessels, has been a customer and investor of Skysails GmbH. Reederei Wessels, a large German operator of vessel shipping lines also manages repair and manufacturing of vessels.|
|IHC Merwede||IHC Merwede leads the market for dredging and mining vessels and equipment, through a continuous business innovation process bought the Wave Rotor (vertical axis rotor tidal turbine) from Ecofys.|
|Cleveland Ship||Cleveland Ship, a ship builder and operator, has a number of research project devoted to maritime energy efficiency.|
|Maersk Line Ltd.||Maersk Line Ltd. (MLL) , is an American company, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., that provides U.S. flag transportation, ship management and technical services to government and commercial customers. NSWC Carderock award recipient and dedicated to Offshore wind.|
|Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)||Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) , Ship building with a recent noteworthy interest in offshore wind|
|Schottel GmbH||Schottel GmbH specializes in the development, design, production and marketing of azimuthing propulsion and manoeuvring systems, as well as complete propulsion systems with power ratings of up to 30 MW for vessels of all sizes and types. One possible application of Schottel's technology appears in testing the Turbofoil® concept on a prototype scale vessel using one of Schottel's COTS SRT-series Rim Thrusters as turbine/generator (inverse its typical operation).|
|Energy Project Management Ltd. (epm)||Energy Project Management Ltd. (epm) specialises in taking a product, project or company from concept to commercial realisation. EPM has developed a detailed knowledge and data base of renewable resources, particularly marine and hydro analysis of the tides, measured river velocities and developed the tools to ensure clear and concise proposals. Some management activities include: Concept evaluation including technical and commercial due diligence, Engineering support, Commercial support including contract management, Environmental planning and site identification, and Identification of potential investors and funding support.|
|Idenergie||Idenergie, a company from Quebec, Canada with a crossflow turbine with a unique 100% Waterproof generator.|
|StatOil Hydro||StatOil is an international energy company present in more than 30 countries around the world. Lately one of its most high profile projects, floating turbines around Norway, the Hywind Statoil project deomstrates floating wind platforms new design, a floating pylon type foundation.|
|Siemens Energy||Siemens Energy, a vertically integrated major industrial company having a presence in Renewables with outstanding leadership in Wind and CSP trough design, development and deployment. Siemens can also boast of its world renowned process control products, including Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) and even PLC Simulators, as well as Ship/marine applications Products and Services.|
|Vestas (Wind Sytems A/S)||Vestas (Wind Sytems A/S), renowned leader in Wind Turbine Technology, achieved a recent milestone of 50GW of intalled Vestas wind turbines worldwide. They offer a well-integrated suite of products and services including: Wind Project Planning, Procurement, Construction, Operation and Service, and Power Plant Optimization.|
|Iberdrola||Iberdrola is part of the IBERDROLA group, which is one of the five biggest utility companies in the world, active in 44 countries on four continents, 33,000 employees and over 28 million customers. Iberdrola Renovables is a world leader in wind energy, with 12 GW of installed capacity and project assets of 62 GW. In addition, the company is very advanced in the development of offshore parks in Europe. The company's strategy is based on sustainable growth, operational efficiency and a stable fiscal policy.|
Hitachi, Ltd. , a huge Japanese conglomerate, also has subsidiaries including Hitahi Power Systems America, Ltd. and products including advanced Pulverized Coal Boilers, HRSG’s, Steam, Gas and Hydro Turbines and Generators, Substation Equipment and Air Quality Control Systems for new plants and retrofit applications. Their offering in process control, the Hitachi Autonomous Control System HIACS-5000M Supervisory & Control System for Power Plant has applicability within the technology of Integrated Power Technology Corporation™.
The Turbofoil® Japan Patent, and other pending Japan patents held by Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ may bring exceptional value to the business strategy of Hitachi, Ltd.
|Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S.L.||Gamesa Innovation & Technology, S.L. Leads in wind turbines, farms, and Operations and Maintence (O&M) services.|
|OpenHydro Tidal Technology||
OpenHydro Tidal Technology produces an Open-Centre Turbine designed to be deployed directly on the seabed.
An advisor of Integrated Power Technology Corporation™ has already approached OpenHydro regarding future strategic partnering in the prototype and pilot stages of Turbofoil® development.
|Minesto||Minesto develops a new concept for tidal power plants called Deep Green, that operates cost efficiently in areas with low velocity currents. It resembles an underwater kite with a wing and a turbine that is attached by a tether to a fixed point on the ocean bed, moving swiftly in an 8-shaped trajectory in the current to accelerate the velocity through the turbine 10 times.|