Thursday, 21 December 2017

MATERIALS THEFT DAMAGES HALES TURBINE PROJECT

A theft of a large amount of stainless steel materials which included the three 1MX1M turbine prototype units have been stolen from a secure storage area.
    The loss of these three prototypes , which had been programmed into a exciting coastal deployment Project in 2018 is a great loss. These units would have been used to confirm the best ways to deploy/maintain/ and recover these Tidal Stream Turbines in very turbulent coastal waters, once the D/M/R  systems have been confirmed then new 316 marine grade turbine units would have been manufacture and deployed.
The business partners in this project have requested costings to replace the stolen units with 2 units in 316 stainless and rework the project program.

 

Local Police investigating have made an arrest, but believe the materials have been sold as scrap metal items at a fraction of their value, which has been valued at above £100,000, due to the detailed research work over the  past 8 years in collaboration with Kingston University and the costly special test tank build and testing in Hastings.

The loss of the prototypes and future project planning will be discussed in a meeting called for by the site developers in January 2018.





Monday, 25 September 2017

HALES WATER TURBINES IN PURCHASE TALKS

   AFTER A LONG PERIOD OF DETAILED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TO UNDERSTAND AND BRING FORWARD THE BENEFITS OF USING A REACTION FORM OF TURBINE TECHNOLOGY TO HARVEST RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM LOWER RANGE OF TIDAL STEAM FLOWS WHICH ARE FOUND AT A LARGER AMOUNT OF LOCATION THROUGHOUT THE WORLD,  HWT LTD IS NOW IN TALKS WITH INTERESTED PARTIES TO FUND THE MARKETING AND SITE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DUCTED MODULAR VERSION OF THE HALES TURBINE.
   THESE TALKS ARE AT THE EARLY STAGE AND MAY INCLUDE A CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR THE COMPANY TO FULLY SHOW ITS POTENTIAL.
  AS MANY PEOPLE ARE SLOWLY STARTING TO FURTHER UNDERSTAND THE POTENTIAL OF TIDAL STREAM ENERGY AND THE NEED FOR A STRONG, ROBUST BUT EFFECTIVE, SLOW ROTATIONAL TIDAL TURBINE CAPABLE OF OPERATING IN TURBULENT COASTAL WATERS, SO THE REACTION FORM HALES TURBINE IS RECIEVING MORE INTEREST.

THE ORIGINAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM ARE EXPECT TO ACT STILL AS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS AS THE LARGE  RANGE OF POSSIBLE TIDAL SITES BECOME AVAILABLE.



    INTERESTING TIMES AHEAD FOR THE RENEWABLE WORLD.
   

Sunday, 9 July 2017

GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR SLOW-WATER TIDAL FLOWS


    AFTER MANY YEARS OF GOVERNMENT RESEARCH FUNDING INTO KINETIC TIDAL STREAM DEVICES SUCH AS THE STANDARD  HAWT PROPELLER LIFT FORM OF TURBINE, ALSO THE DARIUS  AND GORLOV FOIL TYPE TURBINES, IN BOTH THE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL AXIS FORMS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW PROVIDED 200K GBP, THROUGH THE ENGINEERING & PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL ( EPSRC) TO THE SOUTH WALES UNIVERSITY, SUPPORTED BY SOUTHAMPTON AND STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITIES.                   
    THIS FUNDING IS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF EXTRACTING MEANINGFUL AMOUNTS OF ENERGY FROM LOW VELOCITY TIDAL FLOWS, IN THE RANGE OF 1.0 M/S -2.0 M/S, SOMETHING HALES ENERGY LTD AND HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAS BEEN DOING FOR SEVERAL YEARS.  TIDAL FLOWS IN THESE RANGES PRODUCE BETWEEN 0.5 KWs AND 4.00 KWs IN EVERY SQUARE METRE OF THE WATER COLUMN WHICH COVERS ALMOST 80 PERCENT OF UK WATERS, GREATLY EXPANDING THE POSSIBLE TIDAL TURBINE DEPLOYMENT SITES. 
SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY HAS ALREADY DONE RESEARCH WITH A PONTOON SUPPORTED WATER WHEEL DEVICE.



  
THE WATER WALL TURBINE DEVICE SUPPORTED BY CANADIAN GOVERNMENT IS SIMILAR BUT IS TARGETED FOR SHELTERED ESTUARY DEPLOYMENT.
   HALES TURBINES LIMITED HAS CONTACTED THE PRINCIPLES OF THIS NEW RESEARCH PROGRAMME AND OFFERED ACCESS TO INFORMATION GATHERED ON OPERATION OF REACTION TYPE TIDAL TURBINES WHICH INCLUDES THE VERTICAL AXIS DUCTED HALES TURBINE SEEN BELOW.


      
 (VIDEO CLIP SHOWING PRIMARY FLOW TANK TESTING OF HALES TURBINE WITHOUT DUCTING AT UCL, LONDON.)
HALES WATER TURBINES LTD IS IN TALKS WITH THIS PROJECT TEAM ABOUT OFFERING A 1MX!M   PROTOTYPE MODULAR  UNIT HELD IN STORE TO DISPLAY/OPERATE TOGETHER WITH SOME TEST EQUIPMENT, TO HELP THIS PROVE THE POTENTIAL OF TIDAL STREAM ENERGY AT THIS FLOW RANGE.

 

Monday, 5 June 2017

HALES TURBINES NOW TRADEMARKED



  AS THE HALES TURBINE DESIGN IS BROUGHT FORWARD TO MARKET AND IS BECOMING WELL KNOWN  AROUND THE WORLD, HALES ENERGY Ltd HAS FILED THE TRADE NAME  "HALES TURBINE".
  THIS WILL BE INDICATED ON ALL FURTHER PAPERWORK.





   THE HALES ENERGY LOGO HAS ALSO BEEN FILED AND AWAITING CERTIFICATION.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

REACTION TYPE TIDAL TURBINES BECOMING STANDARD

               
        AS THE RESEARCH PROGRESSES ON VARIOUS FORMS OF TIDAL STREAM TURBINES AROUND THE WORLD, MOST OBSERVERS OF THIS MARINE ENERGY SOURCE CAN DESCRIBE AND UNDERSTAND SEVERAL OF THE PROPOSED / TESTED DESIGNS THAT FOLLOW THE STANDARD OFF-SHORE WIND TURBINE DESIGN WITH ALTERATIONS IN SIZE AND MATERIALS TO HANDLE THE EXTRA HARSH UNDERWATER CONDITIONS.

 MOST OF THE ABOVE DESIGNS ARE WELL KNOWN AND HAVE COMPLETED DETAILED TESTING.

   
 THE LESSER KNOWN FORM OF TIDAL STREAM TURBINE IS THE REACTION TURBINE.
SIMPLY EXPLAINED, THIS IS A DEVICE THAT HAS A FLAT BLADE OR SIMILAR THAT IS POSITIONED ACROSS THE FLOW OF THE TIDE OR CURRENT AND WHEN FEELING THE PRESSURE FROM THIS FLOW REACTS BY MOVING IN A LINEAR WAY, SHOULD THE BLADE BE ATTACHED TO A CENTRAL SHAFT THEN THE MOVEMENT IS ROTATION, SIMILAR THE THE STANDARD UNDER SHOT WATER WHEEL.

(NEWTON'S THIRD LAW -   FOR EVERY ACTION, THERE IS AN EQUAL OR OPPOSITE REACTION)

SEVERAL DESIGNS, SUCH AS OPEN HYDRO, TIDAL SAIL, HALES TURBINE  AND THE  EXIM SAVONIUS TURBINE  ETC, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER DESIGNS ARE BEING TESTED.




AS THE UNDERSTANDING  GROWS, SO THE NEW TIDAL STREAM TURBINE FORMS WILL BE BETTER UNDERSTOOD AND WIDEN THE AREAS OF POSSIBLE DEPLOYMENT.
THE DUCTED HALES TURBINE, OUR REACTION TURBINE DESIGN,  IS TARGETED FOR EFFECTIVE DEPLOYMENT IN FLOWS AS SLOW AS 1 M/S WITH 35% TURBINE EFFICIENCY.

Monday, 27 February 2017

HALES ENERGY TO MEET DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE


    HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAS BEEN INVITED TO MEETINGS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, THE NEW BRITISH TRADE ORGANISATION,  FORMED TO TAKE NEW INNOVATIONS AND PRODUCTS INTO THE GLOBAL WORLD AFTER BREXIT.

     THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE (DIT) HAS A MARKET ROADSHOW  VISITING EASTBOURNE, EAST SUSSEX, ON WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH 2017.

   HALES WATER TURBINES LTD  WILL  DISPLAY ITS PRODUCT WITH A  LAPTOP PRESENTATION ETC AND WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE BENEFITS OF THE ( DIT) WITH OTHER NEW SME's AT THE ROADSHOW.

HALES WATER TURBINES LTD  WILL ALSO BE FOUND ON THE (DIT) STAND AT THE FORTH COMING MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY SHOW - SENERGY 2107, BEING HELD IN LE HAVRE, FRANCE ON 22-23rd MARCH 2017.




DISPLAY MODEL USED WITH STUDENTS

Friday, 10 February 2017

HALES TURBINES TO ATTEND SEANERGY 2017 IN LE HAVRE

   
    HALES WATER TURBINES LTD WILL BE ATTENDING THE SEANERGY 2017 MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY SHOW, BEING HELD IN LE HAVRE, FRANCE, ON 22nd AND 23rd MARCH 2017.

   DIRECTORS FROM THE COMPANY WILL BE FOUND ON THE UK DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE STAND OVER THE TWO DAYS, THERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLANNED NEW COASTAL DEPLOYMENT OF OUR TIDAL STREAM TURBINES IN THE CHANNEL ISLES AND OTHER FUTURE PLANS FOR THE PATENTED DESIGN.