Consultants Preliminary Report
WAVE ENERGY STEERING COMMITTEE (UNITED KINGDOM WAVE ENERGY PROGRAMME)
Rendel, Palmer & Tritton, Consulting Engineers
Kennedy & Donkin, Consulting Engineers
This Report on the Wave Power programme is preliminary in two senses. The Consultants have been able to make only an interim appraisal of current proposals and the development of the Devices is still in a formative stage. No assessment, however thorough, can be considered to be definitive under these circumstances. Much useful ground has been covered, but the Consultants have deliberately avoided drawing firm conclusions except where facts are clear even at this early stage. The Report will assist the Wave Energy Steering Committee in detail planning for the next twelve months, and in forward thinking towards 1985. It does not give a basis for rejecting any of the Devices at this stage, but does show clearly the problems that have to be solved in the fairly near future for particular Devices to remain technically or economically credible. The main Report is concerned priimarily with the review of Device proposals and consideration of the means of achieving practical feasibility. The results of a preliminary costing excercise are summarised in a separate document.