USA: OPT Uncertain of Buoy Anchor Location

USA OPT Uncertain on Buoy Anchor Location

Ocean Power Technologies, a company that plans to install wave energy system offshore Oregon Coast, was not able to locate its buoy anchor, writes The World Link.

Last fall, the company installed the 450-ton anchor for PB150 PowerBuoy 2.5 miles offshore Oregon Coast, with a float attached to it at the depth of 30 feet.

OPT plans to send a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to look for the device, as the CEO Charles Dunleavy said: “We’re not certain of its disposition.”

Reasons for the float disappearance could be that the anchor has been shifted or that the float has been pulled down.


Offshore WIND staff, February 18, 2013; Image: OPT