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Ocean Power Technologies’ PB3 PowerBuoy® Achieves New Operational Milestone
Over One-and-a-Half Years of Continuous Unabated Autonomous Wave Energy Conversion
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., August 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (“OPT” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, today announced that the PB3 PowerBuoy® operating in the Adriatic Sea has surpassed 600 days of continuous operation for Eni’s Phase 1 resident autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) project.
“The PB3 PowerBuoy® continues to validate its durability as a proven marine power asset,” said George H. Kirby, President and Chief Executive Officer of OPT. “The Adriatic Sea mission exemplifies the PB3’s capabilities in real-time and is an ongoing testament to OPT’s ability to deliver established technologies, constantly reinforcing our standing as a leader in offshore power solutions able to meet the unique needs of our customers.”
Initially leased by Eni, one of the world’s largest energy companies, in 2018 for an 18-month mission to convert wave energy into electricity for powering underwater vehicles, the PB3 PowerBuoy® lease was extended in March 2020 for an additional 18 months.
To date, this PB3 PowerBuoy® has produced more than 2.7 MWh since it was deployed. The power takeoff (PTO) – OPT’s patented wave energy conversion system that takes converts ocean wave motion into rotary motion to drive a generator – has made more than 3.5 million cycles. Over the past four years, OPT has put several PTO systems through both ocean-based and factory accelerated life testing, accumulating more 40 million cycles among them.
About Ocean Power Technologies
Headquartered in Monroe Township, New Jersey, OPT aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative, and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Its PowerBuoy® solutions platform provides clean and reliable electric power and real-time data communications for remote offshore and subsea applications in markets such as offshore oil and gas, defense and security, science and research, and communications. To learn more, visit www.oceanpowertechnologies.com.
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