OblinArk Delivers Technology

Localised energy production, energy where it is needed.

A comparative low cost solution to run in river hydrokinetic power generation.


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The Ark is based on a boat design with an integral series of water wheels. Its size is fully scalable and modular, dependant on the local environment. There is no reason why versions several times larger than the first production models cannot be built and implemented.

OblinArk Specifications

Type

Length

Height

Width

Draft

Req flow

Weight

25KW

12.19M

2.59M

2.44M

250mm - 750mm

1.5 - 6m/s

6500kg

90KW

24.5M

2.85M

4.7M

250mm - 750mm

2.5 - 6m/s

22600kg

180K

24.5M

2.85M

4.7M

250mm - 750mm

4.0 - 6m/s

24900kg

Levelised Energy Costs

Comparing OblinArk against published DECC hydro costs
 
41 Year LEC per MWh
90 Kw OblinArk £48
180Kw OblinArk £42
DECC 2011 Hydro < 5MW - Low £68
DECC 2011 Hydro <5MW - medium £105
DECC 2011 Hydro <5MW - High £217

DECC Review of generation costs

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Flexibility

Offers flexibility to re-position the OblinArk into the ideal location should conditions change.

Located anywhere on the water way, which has a suitable mooring and water velocity.

With its low draft, allows delivery to the remotest of locations.

 

Location

The world's top 10 rivers are ideal for using this approach to energy generation.

 
River Locations Length in miles
Nile Africa 4180
Amazon South America 3912
Mississippi USA 3710
yangtze China 3602
Ob Russia 3459
Yellow China 2900
Yenisei Russia 2800
Parana South America 2795
Irtish Russia 2758
Zaire (Congo) Congo 2716

 

Local generation


Directly supporting the changing patterns of energy production.

There is a high potential world wide for implementation of localised power generation.
 




Dr Iain Russon Phd, MSc, B.Sc(Hons), Fisheries Scientist from APEM Ltd.

"In addition to potentially having a low negative impact on migrating fish there may be wider environmental benefits to the OblinArk over other hydropower technologies which generally operate on the basis of requiring an impoundment. Such benefits may include (but are not restricted to) the absence of any permanent infrastructure, and thus lower levels of physical modification, and the ability to relatively easily remove the installation if required on the basis of the emergence of unforeseen environmental or engineering problems"