AZURA Ocean Technology

AZURA Ocean Technology systems can produce potable water, energy, or both from a single unit whilst contributing zero emissions. Utilising the resource that surrounds us with higher efficiency, 24/7 up time, and without the horizontal impact or land use of wind turbines and solar farms. The AZURA will form part of the supply mix ensuring the flow of energy continues if the sun is not shining or the wind not blowing either from singular units or in arrays for larger requirements.

AZURA Ocean Technology systems can produce potable water, energy, or both from a single unit whilst contributing zero emissions. Utilising the resource that surrounds us with higher efficiency, 24/7 up time, and without the horizontal impact or land use of wind turbines and solar farms. The AZURA will form part of the supply mix ensuring the flow of energy continues if the sun is not shining or the wind not blowing either from singular units or in arrays for larger requirements.

Australian and New Zealand based EHL Group in co-operation with NWEI have developed and refined a unique and patented wave technology system to utilise the potential energy within ocean waves. Identifying the ongoing challenges of climate change, and the need for emissions reductions, the systems have been under development since 2004 and are now Commercial Ready

Prototype 2 AZURA ballast flood at Hawaiian Deployment site

Rigorous development and innovative engineering have expanded the capabilities whereby the AZURA wave Technology system can produce potable water, energy, or both from a single unit whilst contributing zero emissions. Utilising the resource that surrounds us with higher efficiency, 24/7 uptime, and without the horizonal impact or land use of wind turbines and solar farms. The AZURA will form part of the supply mix ensuring the flow of energy continues if the sun is not shining or the wind not blowing either from singular units or in arrays for larger requirements.

Following multiple evolutionary units deployed off NZ’s coast

NZ Prototypes

, two full scale 20kW prototype units having been deployed for testing. These units have been successfully long-term ocean tested off the coast of NZ (Moa Point) and the other has been through exhaustive testing initially at the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Centre’s (NNMREC) ocean test site off Portland, Oregon, (with the DoE and validated by the University of Oregon) and was subsequently deployed at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii for 18 months. The University of Hawaii independently monitored and validated performance data which enabled an enhanced unit to then deploy for a further 18months. The testing has been very successful with 98% operational uptime, energy conversion efficiency of >50%, and robust seaworthiness validated when weathering multiple hurricanes and >7.5m waves.

AZURA Hawaii Prototype Deplyment 2
Hawaiian deployment
Hawaiian Deployment

Data from these multiple long-term validations have facilitated the design, modelling, and testing of full scale models. Due to the flexible nature of the AZURA design, systems will be modified to optimise efficiency dependent upon the proposed deployment ssites wave and surge profiles.

Commercial scale 1MW

The ability of the AZURA to produce potable water via onboard desalination technology and pump it to shore whilst creating zero emissions and lessening the impact on current water sources (artesian bores, environmental river flows, etc) can assist the water supply security of coastal towns from mainland sites to regional island-based communities throughout the Pacific and further afield. The need for both energy and water security supplies have been highlighted during recent extreme weather events where many communities lost their power supplies, and water supplies became intermittent or contaminated.

Water 3

Many areas are currently searching for pathways to ensure their water supply security during ongoing high rainfall variations and lessening the impact on aquifer or traditional water sources. This must be done whilst minimizing the potential cost and concerns raised about the energy requirements for desalination operations. AZURA offers an energy neutral solution with the ability to provide > 2 million litres of potable water per unit per day.

AZURA provides an opportunity to create a locally based renewables technology, manufacturing, and export business, providing jobs and community support whilst putting downward pressure on the escape spend as other renewable technologies are imported.

View our Phase Two Deployment Video here – https://youtu.be/e2Z33KcFn20

Wave Energy: WEC Research, Azura Device Hawaiian Natural Energy Institute – https://youtu.be/lzCMUbBIyHw

AZURA’s technology has successfully completed multiple prototype testing and ocean deployments and is ready for commercialisation. Investment and linkage partners are invited to contact EHL Group for more information on this unique Australian and New Zealand designed and made green energy generation and potable water production system.

Investor Contact: mailto:investors@ehlsolutions.com

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