Saturday, 2 March 2019

HALES WATER TURBINE SIGN MOU WITH OCEAN PIXEL



        HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAS JUST SIGNED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH OCEAN PIXEL ORG  BASED IN SINGAPORE.

   THIS EXCITING LINK UP WITH OCEAN PIXEL ORG, AN  OFF- SHOOT COMPANY FROM THE SINGAPORE  NANYANG  TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY,  OCEAN PIXEL  SPECIALIZING IN THE MARINE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN THE ASIA AREA.

 THE POTENTIAL OF THE REACTION HALES TIDAL TURBINES WILL WIDEN THE AREAS OF POTENTIAL COASTAL COMMUNITY POWER GENERATION THAT HAVE SUITABLE LOW VELOCITY FLOWS FROM TIDAL OR OCEAN CURRENTS, THIS CAN HELP TO REDUCE THE DEPENDENCE ON EXPENSIVE FOSSIL FUELS.



Wednesday, 23 January 2019

LOW VELOCITY TIDAL - THE NEW BUZZ WORDS IN RENEWABLES



     THE  NEW BUZZ WORDS GOING AROUND THE RENEWABLE WORLD THAT ARE STARTING TO ALLOW PEOPLES THE  VISION OF  A RAPID WAY FORWARD TO HARVESTING  USEFUL AMOUNTS OF ENERGY IS:-

LOW -VELOCITY FLOWS



     A LARGE NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ARE STARTING TO PROVIDE SERIOUS FUNDING AMOUNTS TO CONDUCT RESEARCH AND DEVELOP INTO NEW TYPES OF  PROTOTYPES TIDAL TURBINES THAT CAN PRODUCE A TURBINE EFFICIENCY THAT IS HIGH ENOUGH TO JUSTIFY THE COST.        

  RESEARCH AND TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT BY THE HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAS ALREADY DESIGNED AND PRODUCED A STANDARD 1MX1M ENTRY TURBINE UNIT THAT CAN BE EXPANDED IN MODULAR FORM TO PRODUCE A LARGER UNIT OUTPUT AND BOOSTED IN PERFORMANCE BY VENTURI DUCTING.
  PRODUCTION DRAWINGS ARE ALSO IN HAND FOR A LARGER CONTRA-ROTATIONAL UNIT THAT CAN GREATLY EXPAND THE CAPACITY AND ALSO IMPROVE THE EXPECTED TURBINE'S EFFICIENCY.

THE US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, WATER POWER TECHNOLOGIES OFFICE IS SPENDING AN EXTRA $25 MILLION DOLLAR ON RESEARCH ON THIS NEW AREA AT PLACES SUCH AS FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY AND PLACES SUCH AS THE MRECO TIDAL TEST CENTRE IN FLORIDA.

ANOTHER ORGANIZATION  IN SINGAPORE IS ALSO PLANNING TO USE THE SENTOSA TIDAL TEST CENTRE TO DO THE SAME CONFORMATION TESTING OF THE HALES TURBINE AND OTHERS TO THEN DEPLOY IN THE VAST NUMBER OF POTENTIAL COASTAL LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT ASIA.

THE HALES STANDARD TIDAL TURBINE , THAT OPERATES AS A REACTION TURBINE ON A VERTICAL SHAFT WAS DESIGNED AND TESTED IN 0.7 - 1.0 M/S FLOWS.

PAUL HALES

DIRECTOR

HALES WATER TURBINES LTD
 

Friday, 7 December 2018

THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH , HAS GIVEN A  SPEECH IN POLAND ON THE POTENTIAL DAMAGE TO THE PLANET DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING, WHICH IS BEING GREATLY ACCELERATED BY THE BURNING OF FOSSIL FUELS IN VAST QUANTITIES. 
  THE CALL WAS MADE THAT GOVERNMENTS AND PEOPLES AROUND THE WORLD NEED TO TAKE DRAMATIC ACTION TO REDUCE OR END THE FOSSIL FUEL DEPENDENCY AS WELL AS OTHER ISSUES.
HALES ENERGY LTD HAS SEVERAL TIMES, POINTED OUT TO POTENTIAL OF THE UK'S VAST AREAS OF CONTINENTAL SHELF WATERS WITH STRONG TIDAL CURRENTS THAT CAN BE HARVESTED TO DO THIS.
    



  
      EVEN WITH THE THE PRESENT DAY TIDAL STREAM TURBINE DESIGNS, WHICH ARE IMPROVING MONTH ON MONTH IN PERFORMANCE, THE UK COULD EASILY PROVIDE ALL THE ENERGY REQUIREMENTS, BOTH ELECTRICAL AND TRANSPORT NEEDS (EXCLUDING AIR TRANSPORT AT THE PRESENT TIME) MANY TIMES OVER. 

 THE GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS WOULD LARGE AND GAME CHANGING, SUCH AS CONTROLLING THE NATIONAL GRID, CONTROLLING ALL TERRITORIAL WATERS WITH ENERGY EXTRACTION WORKED IN WITH FISHING RIGHTS,    
(SOMETHING THE EU HAS BEEN  PLANNED FOR SEVERAL YEARS) .

      SADLY, SO MANY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES  HAVE SOME FORM OF CONTROL OR INFLUENCE OVER THE SEA BED,  THEREFORE THE UK WILL LAG FURTHER AND FURTHER BEHIND AS MANY TIDAL STREAM DEVELOPERS SEEK TO OPERATE IN EASIER WATERS ABROAD.

PAUL HALES
DIRECTOR
HALES ENERGY LTD  &  HALES WATER TURBINES LTD
 
   

Thursday, 29 November 2018

SARK HAD TIDAL ENERGY TALKS WITH HALES WATER TURBINES LTD



   MUCH IS BEING MADE IN THE NEWS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE BLACK -OUT  AND LOSS OF ELECTRICAL  POWER SUPPLY ON THE ISLAND OF SARK, ONE OF THE HABITED ISLANDS WITHIN THE CHANNEL ISLES AREA.

 DURING THE DECEMBER 2017 INTERNATIONAL TIDAL ENERGY SUMMIT HELD IN LONDON, TALKS TOOK PLACE BETWEEN SARK ELECTRICITY SENIOR DIRECTOR, DAVID GORDON - BROWN AND  A  DIRECTOR OF HALES WATER TURBINES LTD, RODNEY BROMFIELD WHO DISCUSSED THE POTENTIAL OF SUPPLYING TIDAL STREAM RENEWABLE ENERGY TO THE ISLAND OF SARK.



    
    FOLLOWING CONTACT IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR, DISCUSSIONS ON  HOW THE DUCTED CONTRA-ROTATIONAL TIDAL STREAM  HALES TURBINES IN A MODULAR STACK, COULD BE INSTALL IN THE TURBULENT TIDAL FLOWS CLOSE TO THE RUGGED SHORE  TO SUPPLY THE ISLAND'S 300  - 550 kW ELECTRICAL LOADINGS.
  
    FACING HIGH LEVELS OF LOCAL RED TAPE AND EU FUNDING ISSUES,  AFTER   CONFIRMING THAT  550 KW PLUS OF GENERATED ELECTRICITY COULD BE PROVIDED FOR 20 HOURS EACH DAY,   WITH A SIMPLE DIRECT SYSTEM LINKED INTO THE SARK GRID WITH THE PRESENT DIESEL GENERATOR COVERING THE INTERMITTENT  PERIOD,   ALL AT THE  COST RECOVER WELL WITHIN THE 25 YEAR HALES TIDAL TURBINE LIFE SPAN,      TALKS WHERE THEN PUT ON HOLD.







  


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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

HALES ENERGY IN TALKS WITH IRAN


    DIRECTORS FROM HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAVE BEEN APPROACHED BY A UNIVERSITY IN IRAN TO PROVIDE BOTH SUITABLE TESTING PROTOCOLS AND PROGRAMME TO EXPAND THE COUNTRY'S RESEARCH INTO THE POTENTIAL TIDAL STREAM ENERGY  IN THE STRAITS OF HORMOZGAN AS WELL AS TIDAL TURBINES.

 DETAILED DISCUSSIONS ARE IN HAND FOR  HWT  TO DESIGN A PRIMARY  PROGRAMME USING A SINGLE 1MX1M HALES TURBINE UNIT COMPLETE WITH VENTURI DUCTING AND DEBRIS SCREEN AND A 5KW  PERMANANT MAGNET GENERATOR AND  TEST EQUIPMENT THAT CAN BE INSTALLED ON TO A  SUITABLE BARGE, THIS TO ALLOW THE UNIVERSITY AND SELECTED STUDENTS TO BOTH UNDERSTAND THE RANGE AND PERFORMANCE OF THE HALES REACTION TYPE TIDAL STEAM TURBINE , ALSO TO RESEARCH  THE WIDE RANGE OF LOCATIONS THIS TYPE OF TURBINE CAN OPERATE IN WITH HIGH TURBULANCE FOUND CLOSE TO SHORE AND IN ALL LEVELS OF THE WATER COLUMN IN THIS AREA, WHICH CANNOT BE HARVESTED BY CONVENTIONAL PROPELLER OR FOIL TYPE TIDAL TURBINES.






  IT IS PLANNED  THAT THIS FIRST PROGRAMME WITH BE FOLLOWED BY LARGER CONTRA-ROTATIONAL HALES TURBINE UNITS  THAT CAN BE INSTALLED IN MODULAR STACKS, SIMILAR TO THE TIDAL FENCE DESIGNS IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS.
           HALES WATER TURBINES LTD  DIRECTORS WILL ACT AS CONSULTANTS ON THE PROGRAMME.

Monday, 19 November 2018

INTERNATIONAL TIDAL ENERGY SUMMIT 2018



      THE ABOVE INTERNATIONAL TIDAL ENERGY SUMMIT 2018, BEING HELD ON TUESDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2018 AT THE LONDON LOCATION OF THE NOVOTEL HOTEL WEST,  FOUND IN HAMMERSMITH.

 THE HALES WATER TURBINES Ltd  SENIOR DIRECTOR,  PAUL HALES WILL BE ATTENDING FOR THE FULL DAY, ANDWILL BE  UPDATING THE COMPANY AND OUR ASSOCIATED TIDAL STREAM DEVELOPERS AND ENGINEERS AFTER, ON THE UP TO DATE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY.

SEVERAL  ORGANISATIONS,  SUCH AS EMEC  WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE TO PROVIDE A WIDE RANGING AND HIGH STANDARD OF TESTING PROTOCOLS AND FUNDING STREAMS.

HALES WATER TURBINES Ltd WILL FOLLOW UP ATTENDING THE SUMMIT WITH A DETAILED REPORT ON ISSUES THAT AFFECT ALL DEVELOPERS.  

ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE POTENTIAL OF TIDAL  ENERGY, BOTH TIDAL STREAM AND TIDAL RANGE, ALSO THE  CHOICES OF BOTH REACTION AND LIFT TYPE TURBINES BEING TESTED AND DEVELOPED SHOULD ATTEND THIS SUMMIT.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

HALES ENERGY ARRAY - DISPLAY AND TESTING -26TH SEPTEMBER 2108


  
    AFTER A RAPID  BUILD AND LEARNING  PERIOD ON HOW TO ENCLOSE AND SUPPORT 250M OF 32MM PIPEWORK WITH A 1.5M CUBE.

 THE FIRST HTA250 WAS DELIVERED TO TRINITY BUOY WHARF ON THE SIDE OF THE RIVER THAMES READY FOR A WORKING TRIAL.    THIS WAS TIMED TO BE VIEWED BY THE SOME 400 PEOPLE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE BY THAMES CLIPPER BOATS AT THE NEW 100 FOOT AND 600 TONNE  PONTOON NEWLY INSTALLED INTO  TBW PIER THIS SUMMER.
   
    BELOW ARE A SELECTION OF PICTURES TO SHOW THE SIMPLE TEMPORARY  FORM OF DEPLOYMENT.




     AFTER DELIVERY TO SITE BY OTHER SPONSORS, THE HTA250 WAS DEPLOYED ON THE BEACH AT LOW TIDE AND CONNECTED THEN TO FLOW AND RETURN PIPES UP TO THE 6KW KENSA HEAT PUMP UNIT.    AS A WORKING DISPLAY THE CLIENT HAD A HOT WATER CYLINDER COMPLETE WITH A BUFFER TANK TO SHOW HOT WATER OUTPUT AS WELL AS A LARGE AMOUNT OF 22MM PIPE-WORK COILED BEHIND A PARK BENCH TO REPRESENT A UNDER FLOOR LAYOUT.  A DISPLAY BOARD AND AN ENGINEER FROM HALES WATER TURBINES LTD WAS ON HAND TO EXPLAIN THE NEW GROUND SOURCE SYSTEM, IT'S POTENTIAL AND THE LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ETC.
 ON COMPLETION OF THE OPEN DAY EVENT AT TRINITY BUOY WHARF, THE SYSTEM WAS DISMANTLED THAT EVENING AND PLACED IN STORAGE, READY FOR FULL INSTALLATION AT A LATER DATE.

HALES WATER TURBINES LTD HAVE PLANS TO START PRODUCTION OF THE FULLY STAINLESS STEEL HTA250 UNITS AT THE END OF NOVEMBER 2018.

SOME OF THE IMPORTANT DETAILS ON THE HTA250 UNITS.

SIZE -   1.5M X 1.5M X 1.6M

WEIGHT   -  412 KGS

OUTPUT  -  7 KWS +

PRESSURE TESTED  -  7 BAR (100 psi )

RECYCLE ABILITY  - 100 %

PRODUCE WARRANTY -  5 YEARS

EXPECTED WORKING LIFE - 25 -50 YEARS

HTA250 UNIT COST  - £ 5920