Ocean Power Technologies Announces PB3 Commercial PowerBuoy® Performance off Kozu-Island, Japan After Eight Weeks of Deployment
George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT, stated “We are delighted to announce the excellent performance of our PB3 commercial PowerBuoy® since its deployment on the 17th of April this year, and to our full satisfaction. We believe this performance further validates the commercial maturity of our PB3 and demonstrates OPT’s ability to address applications in our target markets such as ocean observing, oil and gas, security and defense, and communications."
Dr. Mike M. Mekhiche, OPT's Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations, stated, " We believe the current performance of the PB3 off the coast of Japan is a strong affirmation of the maturity of the PowerBouy® and its ability to play an important role in the on-going digitization effort of the ocean, the oil and gas industry and other markets of interest. Since
Dr. Mekhiche further stated, “The PTO accelerated life testing has continued reaching a cumulative number of strokes over the fleet of PTOs, of over 67 million, which simulates a cumulative ocean-operation-duration of over 4 years."
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About Ocean Power Technologies
Headquartered in New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Our PB3 PowerBuoy® uses ocean waves to provide clean, reliable and persistent electric power and real-time communications for remote offshore applications in markets such as oil and gas, defense, security, ocean observing, and communications.
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