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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 15 Mar 2017, 02:08 
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - News 14th March, '17; from a sister bridge in Sweden.

https://www.thelocal.se/20170314/record-drug-bust-on-resund-bridge-600-kilos-of-hashish-seized-sweden-cannabis


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - Tidal Hydro or, coal powered Pumped Hydro?

Additional new electricity generation that's reliable and predictable day and night has got to make more sense than Pumped Hydro from coal.

http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/turnbull-s-pumped-but-should-we-be-what-s-the-deal-with-pumped-hydro-energy-storage-1


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2017, 09:45 
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - Potentially the best. List of global tidal projects.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tidal_power_stations

The CEO of MeyGen at Pentland Firth, Scotland is Mr Tim Cornelius. Tim is from South Australia and works with Atlantis tidal on the 400 MW tidal instal with Atlantis, originally an Australian Company.

My guess is that a tidal stream generation project using the piers of MBBridge as anchor points for multiple Atlantis 1.5 MW generators, or even purpose designed housings for generators with shaft drives could make it a world beating project.

If each Hydro generator made 100 MW annually then:
60 sets of piers (two wide); each with two turbines fitted per pier. Generating 200mwh's each: that's 800 mwh's per set of 4 multiplied by 60 giving 48,000 mwh's of electricity per year. Or, 48 gigawh's.

So, 480 generators by way of comparison against the total install at Pentland Firth of 400 generators.
MBBridge would be generating more electricity than any other of its type.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-20/hazelwood-closure-leaves-major-energy-black-hole-prices-to-rise/8367826?pfmredir=sm


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - How to add many outlying Hydro generators.


Using a Sub Sea Pile Mooring Unit.


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - Victoria invests with ARENA in waves.

There are dozens of technologies to evaluate such as BioWave's single unit at Port Fairy between December 2015 and December 2016. This expensive, experimental unit was rated at 250kW: IT IS one sixth the capacity of the Atlantis Hydro turbines that are already evaluated and deployed in the MeyGen 400mW project now deploying in Scotland. Mr Tim Cornelius from Australia being CEO.

Using proven existing designs such as Oresund Bridge in Sweden combined with Hydro Turbines such as Atlantis in Scotland, or Verdant from New York, it should be easy to quickly approximate the massive potential of the MBBridge with Hydro as a scalable integrated design. The 21 million spend for BioWave bewildered me from the outset, including their need to replace the shielded electricity cable from the unit back to the shore, a failure not unheard of between Tasmania and Victoria's generators. MBBridge could keep its cables away from the sea floor and route dry to land sub-stations. Again low risk.

http://www.power-technology.com/projects/port-fairy-pilot-wave-energy-project/

The mystery is: how does Victoria continue to ignore MBBridge planning?


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 Post subject: Re: Port Phillip Bridge
PostPosted: 24 Mar 2017, 02:44 
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Melbourne's Bay Bridge - Central new Hydro generators.

Snowy 2.0 is not as close to Victorias' domestic electricity consumers as MBBridge new Hydro electricity. Also, ALCOA Portland using about 10 percent of the Victorian supply.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-17/new-document/5603828

If ALCOA wasn't remaining in Portland then this 233 million dollar wave generator project would likely never have been attempted. That's my guess.

Why does ALCOA 2.0 get direct cash bailouts and MBBridge serving Greater Melbourne and Geelong not?

https://www.pm.gov.au/media/2017-01-20/press-conference-alcoa-portland-aluminium-smelter

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/portlands-alcoa-aluminium-smelter-announcement-expected/news-story/b9f591c66da0d6b4429f513599f482fd


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