The Bermuda Project

Site Development

> Accomplishments to Date

1. Wave Resource Assessment

Triton, in partnership with Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd., and with the technical support of the BAS-Serco Ltd., undertook the first detailed study of Bermuda’s wave regime to explore the potential for a commercial ocean energy project. A Triaxys Directional Wave Buoy, on loan from Carnegie, was deployed to capture detailed wave data. The buoy floated on the surface and was deployed approximately one mile off Cooper’s Island, St. David’s, in a depth of eighty feet. The yearlong Bermuda wave study confirmed the viability of the Island’s wave regime for Carnegie’s energy harnessing technology, CETO™.

The results of the study marked a significant milestone in the Bermuda Project and has enabled Triton to move onto the next phase of development.

2. Pre-feasibility study and Environmental Scoping

A pre-feasibility study and draft environmental scoping report were prepared. With the advancement of CETO™ technology, these studies will need to be updated and a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will be undertaken. We will continue to adopt a best practice approach with regards to stakeholder engagement and will ensure full transparency at each step of the process.

3. BELCO Solicitation of Interest 

In 2009, Triton was selected by BELCO as a successful respondent to their SOI for potential renewable energy projects.

> Next steps

Working with our partners Carnegie and AMEC, we will be undertaking a series of studies to assess the most suitable offshore site for the commercial CETO™ wave energy development. This will be done in full consultation with the community. A conceptual design study will then be undertaken to support the proposed commercial wave energy project, and this will be used to generate a full feasibility report. Once this is done we can undertake the detailed design and engineering of the 20 MW CETO™ wave energy facility.