“Eni will contribute its expertise that it developed during previous projects within wave conversion,” say Dario Basile and Simone Ambrosini from Eni. “More specifically, the test facilities that IMPACT will develop will be of key importance for the development of Eni’s propriety ISWEC technology. In fact, key experimental tests on ISWEC’s subsystems could be performed with the Dual Hardware-in-the-Loop and other test benches in order to optimise the reliability and performance of this technology.”
“The appointment of Eni to the IMPACT Technical Advisory Board is a demonstration of how the Dual Hardware-in-the-Loop testing approach has the potential of increasing the development of key subsystems and, by extension, the technological maturity of the overall WEC,” says IMPACT Project Coordinator Federico Gallorini.
Utilising external expertise
TAB was formed by IMPACT to both consider the stakeholders’ needs and ensure the project has access to the broadest spectrum of knowledge possible. Its members have a wide variety of backgrounds and experience in technology concepts.
“The inclusion of a world-class oil and gas company like Eni expands the knowledge of the Technical Advisory Board, which provides guidance to the IMPACT Consortium throughout the project’s duration by sharing input data and reviewing the applied methodologies and reached outcomes,” says Federico.
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