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Pub. No.: WO/2014/199183 International Application No.: PCT/GB2014/051840
Publication Date: 18.12.2014 International Filing Date: 16.06.2014
F03B 3/12 (2006.01) ,F03B 13/08 (2006.01) ,F03B 13/10 (2006.01)
Applicants: VE ENERGY LIMITED[GB/GB]; Naver Business Centre Naver House Naver Road Thurso Caithness KW14 7QA, GB
Inventors: MACKAY, Robert P; GB
MURRAY, Alistair; GB
Agent: IPENTUS LIMITED; The Old Manse Wilsontown, By Forth Lanark Strathclyde ML11 8EP, GB
Priority Data:
Abstract: front page image
(EN) A hydropower generator assembly and a method of deploying a turbine on a river bed. The assembly has a bladeless turbine arranged to rotate on a central axis which is substantially perpendicular to the river bed. A housing, including a stator, provides a bearing surface for the turbine which is substantially parallel to the river bed such that the weight of the turbine is evenly distributed over the bearing surface. A mooring block is described in which the housing and turbine can simply be lowered into to ease assembly. The entire assembly can be contained in a volume of one cubic metre.
(FR) L'invention concerne un ensemble de génératrice d'énergie hydraulique et un procédé de mise en place d'une turbine sur le lit d'une rivière. Ledit ensemble comporte une turbine sans aube disposée de manière à tourner sur un axe central sensiblement perpendiculaire au lit de la rivière. Un boîtier comprenant un stator procure à la turbine une surface support sensiblement parallèle au lit de la rivière, de sorte que le poids de la turbine est réparti uniformément sur la surface support. Le boîtier et la turbine peuvent simplement être descendus dans un bloc d'amarrage ci-décrit, ce qui facilite l'assemblage. La totalité de l'ensemble peut occuper un volume d'un mètre cube.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)