Press invitation - Royal opening of Waves4Power's wave power system on September 21 in Fosnavåg, Norway
On June 2, 2017, Gothenburg-based Waves4Power's wave power system was connected to the mainland and began to supply power to the Norwegian power grid. This means that on September 21st, it will reach more than three months of continuous operation! It is now time to celebrate this milestone in fossil-free energy generation, along with the start of a new local manufacturing industry, with a gathering at Fiskåholmen's shipyard in Norway. His Majesty, King Harald V of Norway will attend the inauguration, which will be a festival complete with a full-featured program and various activities.
We welcome you to the opening ceremony and a day full of interesting presentations and events. The press is invited to participate throughout the day, but the official opening ceremony takes place at around 18:00 at a festive public ceremony in the center of Fosnavåg. His Majesty King Harald V of Norway will also attend. During this ceremony, we will announce the winner of the drawing contest amongst all the region’s 5thgraders to draw their version of the next generation wave power system.
Earlier in the day we will visit the future manufacturing site at Fiskåholmen, which will include more information about the Waves4Power Next Generation. A ferry from Valderøy to Fosnavåg will depart at 9.30 and arrive at 10.15. At 12.00 a ferry will depart from Fosnavåg to Fiskåholmen, returning to Fosnavåg at 16.00. There will be presentations and lectures by Waves4Power's partners at Fiskåholmen, as well as during the ferry trip there.
Media wishing to attend during the day must apply for press accreditation at the county governor’s office in Møre and Romsdal before Monday September 18th at 14.00. Accreditation may be applied for via https://www.fylkesmannen.no/More-og-Romsdal/Om-oss/Presserom/HM-Kong-Harald-besoker-Fosnavag/
Please use the link below to book your accommodation and tickets to get to and from Ålesund.
For questions, booking of exclusive interviews and to RSVP, contact Birgitta Plyhm, firstname.lastname@example.org , +46 707 77 12 90 by September 15th.
A detailed program will be announced later.
Waves4Power is a Swedish company based in Gothenburg, which develops and sells fossil-free energy systems based on wave power. Waves4Power focuses on sustainability, serviceability and profitable power generation. The core of the W4P wave power system is a power generating buoy with elastic moorings. The company has developed the latest generation of wave power buoy after the prototype tests at Vinga in 2010. Today, W4P works with a network of commercial industrial partners and in close cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology, among others. www.waves4power.com