Qualification of Quoceant's Marine Quick Connection System gets Underway at Hydrus in Brechin
Quoceant have started testing their novel marine quick connection system – the Q-connect. The tests will be carried out at Hydrus’s state-of-the-art facilities in the northeast of Scotland, starting in the dry to demonstrate strength and wear resistance before progressing to full system testing underwater.
The Q-Connect is a modular and adaptable system for the rapid and safe connection and disconnection of moorings and electrical cables to marine renewable devices in a single operation. It is being developed for use with wave energy devices but has potentially wider application across the marine sector.
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Hydrus, who also manufactured elements of the Q-Connect and test frame, have worked previously with Quoceant to manufacture and assemble a quick connection system of a different design. The Brechin based company are a leading service solutions company with expertise in design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning & supporting the renewables sector.
Richard Yemm, Quoceant Director, will be overseeing the tests - he said: “We are delighted to be working once more with the team at Hydrus and to be using their high-quality facilities in Brechin for these tests. One of the big opportunities afforded to Scotland from the growth of marine renewables is to retain and grow the skilled local supply chain which has already been established from the offshore oil and gas sector.”
Martin Anderson, Managing Director at Hydrus Group said: "Hydrus are excited to be working once more with the engineering design team at Quoceant. Renewables, including marine renewables, are an important growth area for Scotland and will form part of our journey to net zero.”
The development of the Q-Connect system is being supported by funding from Wave Energy Scotland under their Quick Connection Systems development programme.
If you would like to be kept up to date with the Q-Connect project please email Quoceant at email@example.com.