Demo Site Runde, Norway

WaveEL and hub3x

June 2, 2017

The WaveEL system was connected to the national power grid in Norway on Friday June 2, 2017 after the installation of the connection hub on site next to the WaveEL buoy – off Runde Island – a couple of weeks prior.

The WaveEL buoy which was launched at Runde in February of 2016 successfully survived a harsh season in stormy winds and waves topping off at 14 meters. It was taken off site late in 2016 and towed to a local shipyard for maintenance and upgrades before redeployment at Runde in April 2017.

The new proprietary 22 kV sea cable – developed by nkt cables for these particular applications – was laid from the connection hub to the connection point on shore, a distance of about 3 km, at the same time as the hub was installed.

Waves4Power WaveEL
at night

February 13, 2016

After the successful installation of the WaveEL buoy on site at Runde, the launch of the remaining system has been temporarily halted at midnight Friday, due to a problem with the connection hub, which was damaged during a corrective action with a misplaced mooring line.
The Olympic Zeus had to leave for an operation in Africa early Saturday morning so the launch operation can not resume until her return. In the mean time we will investigate the cause of the damage and corrective actions will be taken to have the hub ready for launch upon Zeus return.

February 12, 2016

WaveEl buoy is finally in the water.
Video with Göran Fredrikson
co-founder, board member

February 11, 2016

After a stormy night Olympic Zeus was able to place the three anchors.

The off load of the WaveEL buoy from Zeus started at 5.45pm after moving to gentler water. Buoy was later in the evening towed to installation site.

WaveEL-towing

The buoy was launched in a bay with calmer water before being towed to it’s final installation site

February 10, 2016

TV stations and news papers cover the arrival of WaveEL to Runde.

The crew is planing the launch.

February 9, 2016

On route from Gothernburg, Sweden to Runder, Norwary with Olympic Zeuz.

February 7, 2016

Moving WaveEL from Eriksberg to Arendal.

Loading onto Olymic Zeus.

February 7, 2016

Public workshop and open house at Eriksberg.

Swedish Television visited the Gothenburg harborwith a report about WaveEL . (in Swedish).

Open House

January, 2016

Final work at Falkvarv.
Transport by barge Falkenberg-Gothenburg