W4P has strategic partnerships with a number of world leading companies in different fields. A strategic partnership with W4P means a long-term development agreement where the partner and W4P share a common vision to develop systems that will reach 25 years of service-free operation. The partners are each fully responsible for their particular sub systems within the wave power system.
Designing and supplying the power take-off system and control system hardware for the wave power system with the objective to develop components for 25 years of service free operation.
Designing and supplying the complete hydraulic system comprising of hydraulic cylinders, accumulators and valve system for the WaveEL buoy with the objective to design the system for 25 years without component replacement.
Deliver the biological hydraulic oil for the wave power system and with the objective to develop a biological hydraulic oil that will last for 25 years in the wave power system.
Designing and supplying the mooring system for the WaveEL buoy and the collection hub with the objective to develop a maintenance free mooring system that lasts for 25 years.
Software company certified by Siemens to develop and build the control system for the wave power system with the objective to develop an automated system to monitor performance and maintenance needs for future wave power parks.
Marine operating consultants, planning and performing the marine operations for the wave power system launch and installation. Objectives to make the marine logistics for deployment, service and maintenance more efficient.
The third biggest cable company in Europe, are developing a new generation of cables to handle the unique requirements from this marine application. Low voltage cables between buoy and collection hub are developed as well as a medium to high voltage subsea cable from the hub to shore. Objective to develop cables that will last for 25 years of service free operation.
A Norwegian off shore shipping company, supplying the transport and launching vessel and deploying the WaveEL wave power system. Objective to develop cost efficient marine logistic operations in cooperation with W4P and BlueOrbis.
A Norwegian paint supplier, developing the paint scheme and supplying the paint for the wave power system. Objective to develop a painting and biological anti fouling system for buoys that will last for 25 years without repainting.
Oceanographic research centre at Runde in Norway. Responsible for the test site and service operations as well as environmental monitoring during the demonstration period.
Local Norwegian Energy Company. The owner of the subsea cable from the collection hub to the shore. Responsible for the grid interconnections and the distribution of the power from the WaveEL system to the shore based power grid.
Stryvo is a Norwegian total player within design, manufacturing, testing, installation and documentation related to metal processing. Stryvo deliver products, structures and process systems to several industries; including oil and gas, maritime, renewable energy and building and constructions.
Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. Borealis is playing an important role in the Next Generation buoy and will be bringing the sustainability benefits of its Borstar® polyethylene materials in terms of light weighting, resource efficiency and corrosion resistance to the strategic partnership.
Strategic Sponsors and Investors
Swedish Energy Agency
Supporting Waves4Power with a loan for the WaveEL project.
A Swedish regional investment company that has invested in W4P.