Patent Number: 8,872,374

Title: Underwater power plant having removable nacelle

Abstract: Presented is an underwater power plant including a support structure, a nacelle, the support structure and the nacelle being detachably connectable to one another via a coupling device, a water turbine, the water turbine at least indirectly drives an electrical generator that is received in the nacelle, and an inductive transmission device, where inductive transmission device transmits power generated by the electrical generator from the nacelle in a contactless manner to the support structure, and where the inductive transmission device includes a transformer with a primary side and a secondary side, the primary side is assigned to the nacelle and the secondary side is assigned to the support structure.

Inventors: Holstein; Benjamin (Heidenheim, DE), Perner; Norman (Neu-Ulm, DE), Hoffmann; Rolf (Steinheim, DE), Lange; Andreas (Zang, DE), Holle; Michael (Sohnstetten, DE)

Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH

International Classification: F03B 13/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00