World unique wave power breakthrough

June 2nd, 2017, is a milestone for fossil free energy in general and for Waves4Power in particular. Today the Waves4Power wave energy system was connected to shore and started to deliver electricity to the Norwegian power grid. This took place at Runde on the Norwegian west coast; an optimal place for wave power with its abundance of strong waves. 

The Waves4Power wave energy system consists of the WaveEL buoy, a connection hub, and custom designed proprietary marine cables from the buoy to the hub, and from the hub to shore. The cable from the hub to shore is 3 km long. The complete system is the result of years of development work, prototypes, and testing. This is a full-scale demonstration installation and the first step towards commercial serial production. The serial production site will be at Fiskåholmen shipyard in Vanylven municipality. Stryvo Group AS, Stryn is responsible for the production. 

If we can make it here we’ll make it anywhere  

The WaveEL buoy was deployed at Runde in February 2016. A week after deployment, the system was challenged with 14 m high waves at the launch site. This is what we call a real live test of system survival even though the mooring system’s design parameters are for substantially larger waves than this. In April and May of 2017 the complete system was finally installed on site and connected to the land-based power grid. Runde Environment Centre and Tussa Energy, the local power company, have played important roles in making this possible. The marine operations have been planned, supervised, and performed by BlueOrbis AB and Olympic Shipping AS. 

Important success factors 

Waves4Power has built a unique network of industrial partner companies. Each partner company is an industry leader in their respective field of business and they take full responsibility for their solutions in the complete wave energy system.  This collaborative approach to the work adds immeasurable credibility to Waves4Power and speeds up the development process. 

For more information please contact:  
CEO, Ulf Lindelöf, ulf.lindelof@waves4power.com  phone: +46 72 210 44 20 
Website: www.waves4power.com
 

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 anchors. The company began developing the latest generation of wave power systems after the prototype of the WaveEL buoy was launched outside Vinga in 2010. Today, W4P works with a network of commercial industrial partners and in close cooperation with, among others, Chalmers University of Technology. www.waves4power.com 

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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 anchors. The company has developed the latest generation of wave power systems since the prototype of the WaveEL buoy was launched outside Vinga in 2010. Today, W4P works with a network of commercial industrial partners and in close cooperation with, among others, Chalmers University of Technology. www.waves4power.com

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June 2nd, 2017, is a milestone for fossil free energy in general and for Waves4Power in particular. Today the Waves4Power wave energy system was connected to shore and started to deliver electricity to the Norwegian power grid. This took place at Runde on the Norwegian west coast; an optimal place for wave power with its abundance of strong waves. 
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