Customer: Ohmsett National Oil Spill Response & Research Renewable Energy Test Facility
Industry: Marine

OK to Make Waves: Understanding Wave energy and Oil Spill Management made easier with a new test platform
A national renewable energy test site was looking to upgrade its facility. The site is the largest outdoor saltwater wave/tow facility in North America. Sigma Design Company was awarded the engineering design contract to design and manage the construction of the new test platform. Advanced engineering analysis expertise was needed for this job. The design challenges were to develop a larger test structure that was safer and easier to use. Quicker operational setups that reduced the overall weight, and increased operational test load capacity were the goals of this project. Sigma analyzed, designed and managed every part of the new testing system using 3D design software, FEA structural analysis methods and years of solid mechanical engineering competencies to make this project a success.

Sigma developed the system and provided construction and installation management.

Services Performed:
Design concepts, structural analysis, FEA simulation, detailed welded fabrication design, filed engineering, welding services, engineering consulting, overseeing all testing & manufacture.

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