Tremendous potential exists for clean energy in waves and tides. Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2) is leveraging decades of experience in designing and developing maritime systems into wave and tidal power systems. To do that, we have strategic relationships with key wave and tidal power technology providers. They will provide the technology to convert waves and tides into energy, and MS2 will provide the expertise to help make the systems work in harsh ocean environments and scalable for large-scale production.
Wave power generates electricity using special buoys that use the rising and falling of ocean waves to generate electricity. MS2 is partnering with Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPT) and WaveBob LLC to develop their respective wave energy systems for use in future utility-scale power generation projects. MS2 provides its expertise in systems integration, lean manufacturing, and test and optimization analysis to enhance OPT's and Wavebob’s wave power generation technology to utility-scale.
Tidal power generating systems use underwater turbines designed to capture the kinetic motion of ebbing and surging ocean tides to produce power. MS2 provides design and manufacturing support to Singapore-based Atlantic Resources Corporation (ARC), which is testing its tidal turbines at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, Scotland. MS2 is also exploring related technologies that can be adapted to shallow and low-rate tidal flows.