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PSP Technology
The Pneumatically Stabilized Platform (PSP) system permits the design and construction of very large-floating platforms of unlimited size. PSPs may be deployed in regions with extreme wave heights and achieve more stability then achieved by any other known technology. Since a PSP is also a breakwater, it will allow the docking of vessels on the down wave sides which permits the safe transfer of materiel and people to and from the platform
The PSP is a patented design concept for large floating platforms, in which the flotation force is derived from an array of open-bottom cylinders tapping pressurized air that displaces the water.
  • Softer response to waves with higher deck load capacities
  • More than 50 years of longevity without significant maintenance. Does not require periodic haul outs
  • Deployable in unlimited water depth and of unlimited size
  • Supports multiple energy sources (wave, wind and current) as well as other multiple functions (lodging, dining, medical facilities and maintenance facilities for turbine, rotor and boat repairs etc.)
  • Provides protected calm waters for supply ship and maintenance craft dockage
PSP The secret of the PSPs motion stability lies in the mobility of its buoyancy air.

It achieves its at-sea motion stability and structural loads mitigation by decoupling the hull from ocean wave pressures through the use of air buoyancy, which is both compressible and mobile. The air is contained in an array of interconnected, open-bottomed, cylindrical tanks. The air is made mobile by means of ducting. The ducting arrangement is selectable in real time to best suit the sea-state environment and platform deck loading distribution. Local air pressure adjustments are made via Roots-type blowers, as needed.
How does PSP storage Energy?
PSP As the PSP is buoyantly supported afloat in large measure by pressurized air, and the accessible internal volume of a PSP platform is quite large, considerable potential energy can be stored.

That energy can be tapped during intervals of low wave activity to better match varying demands of the load infrastructure.
Renewable Energy (Waves and Wind )
We are engaging in the preliminary engineering development of an Offshore Security Port concept in support of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's "Portunus" project.  
Conceptual design, costing and performance modelling and testing of offshore floating platform systems based on the Pneumatically Stabilized Platform (PSP)  
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