(19)
(11)EP 3 150 845 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
05.07.2017 Bulletin 2017/27

(43)Date of publication A2:
05.04.2017 Bulletin 2017/14

(21)Application number: 16195844.2

(22)Date of filing:  16.08.2011
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
F03B 13/18(2006.01)
F04B 9/06(2006.01)
F04B 53/16(2006.01)
F04B 17/00(2006.01)
F04B 49/16(2006.01)
B63B 35/44(2006.01)
F04B 9/02(2006.01)
B63B 22/00(2006.01)
F04B 53/12(2006.01)
F04B 49/10(2006.01)
F03B 13/22(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 16.08.2010 AU 2010903672
16.08.2010 AU 2010903674

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
11817569.4 / 2606225

(71)Applicant: CETO IP Pty Ltd
Fremantle, WA 6160 (AU)

(72)Inventors:
  • Fievez, Jonathan
    Melville, Western Australia 6156 (AU)
  • Allen, Greg
    East Fremantle, Western Australia 6158 (AU)
  • Mann, Laurence
    Kardinya, Western Australia 6163 (AU)

(74)Representative: Hendry, Niall James 
Murgitroyd & Company Scotland House 165-169 Scotland Street
Glasgow G5 8PL
Glasgow G5 8PL (GB)

  


(54)WAVE ENERGY CONVERSION


(57) A wave energy conversion system is provided. The system comprises a buoyant apparatus (10), a tether (19), a pump (15) associated with a hydraulic circuit and a mooring (16) located on the seabed. The buoyant apparatus (10) comprises a hollow body (21) presenting an exterior surface (27). The hollow body (21) is adapted to be continuously located below a water surface during operation. The buoyant apparatus (10) is operably connected to the mooring (16), characterised in that the operable connection comprises a relief arrangement for relieving excessive loadings between the buoyant apparatus (10) and the mooring (16) as a result of wave motion.







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