Waves4Power is currently involved in several interesting client development projects, as well as continued system development. Below we present three of our on-going projects: demonstration site Runde, The Fish Farming Industry, and the development of smart fossil free wave energy solutions to Island Communities.
WaveEL buoy during assembly September 2015
Demonstration Site at Runde, Norway
In early 2016 a full size Waves4Power system was launched approximately half a Nautical mile south west of the Runde Island. The system is comprised of an eight meter in diameter WaveEL 3.0 buoy connected via a dynamic low voltage cable to the collection hub. Here, a transformer increases the voltage to 22 kV before the power is transmitted via a subsea cable to the shore based power grid.
June 2, 2017 the system started delivering electricity to the local power grid. On September 21, H.M. King Harald V of Norway officiated a ribbon cutting ceremony for the system, inaugurating the future of industrial W4P wave power development in this part of Norway. The system is today fully functional according to plan.
The installation is initially permitted for three years at the Runde site, but it may potentially stay there longer as the system is built to last for 25 years.
The goals for the installation are to:
- Demonstrate survivability for many years in the Norwegian wave climate
- Be an accessible wave power demonstration installation – for customers, investors, and the world – to see in action
- Give the opportunity for Waves4Power’s partners to showcase the device as an example of their commitment to green energy
- Demonstrate reliable and sustainable energy production from the ocean waves over several years
The Waves4Power project at Runde is a real-life demonstration of the functionality and survivability of the wave power system. The wave climate at Runde is ideal for a demonstration of highly efficient wave power production, and the infrastructure is already in place. The system is designed for an operational life of 25 years. The buoy and the mooring system is made to operate in a regular wave climate with waves as high as 12 m, but is designed to survive the estimated “50-year wave” of 25 m.
Arbetsområde / Work Area
(Information for local Norwegian marine traffic. )
Selskapet Waves4power AS utviklar flytande, fast forankra bølgjekraftanlegg av typen WaveEL. Selskapet har fått løyve til å ha eit anlegg av denne typen i inntil tre år om lag 500 m vest for Måganeset på Runde i Herøy kommune. Utplasseringa vil skje med spesialfarty i veke 6/2016. Samtidig vil Tussa legge ein ny sjøkabel frå bøyelokaliteten og inn til Sæviksteinen på Remøya, langs eksisterande sjøkabel.
Anlegget vil bestå av ei synleg bøye med 8 m diameter, forankra til tre store anker. Ei mindre bøye for kabeltilknyting vil ligge i ca 100 m avstand SE for bøya. Fire markeringsbøyer med blinklys og radarreflektor vil markere testområdet der det vil vere begrensingar på ferdsel. Arbetsområdet vil ha følgjande koordinatar:
A 62º 23′ 27.28″N 5º 34′ 47.01″ E
B 62º 23′ 28.39″N 5º 35′ 43.28″ E
C 62º 23′ 09.86″N 5º 35′ 06.57″ E
D 62º 23′ 10.61″N 5º 36′ 01.70″ E
Spørsmål om bøya kan rettast til Waves4power ved Jan Melsom, tlf : +47 900 58 578
Spørsmål om sjøkabelen kan rettast til Tussa Svein Vassbotn mobil +47 916 96 095
The Fish Farming Industry
By developing WaveEL 4.0, Waves4Power will take a major step in reaching the goal of becoming a sustainable energy solutions provider to the fish farming industry. Waves4Power, WaveEL 4.0 is a joint development together with the Waves4Power industrial partner network. The WaveEL 4.0 buoy is based on the experiences from the Runde demonstration site and previous point absorbers, and is designed for large scale serial production.
Waves4Power uses the free energy in the ocean waves to create a long-term, reliable power supply for fish farms, island communities, and other power users who would like to switch from fossil fuel to a true sustainable power system. The Waves4Power energy solution focuses on maximizing benefits for users by replacing fossil based energy with wave energy.
Waves4Power is currently in talks with several Norwegian Fish Farming companies and we hope to secure the first pre-projecting agreement in the near future.
Many island communities have real difficulties in acquiring a safe, secure, and sustainable power supply over time. The green smart grid solution can solve this problem. The smart grid solution combines wave power, wind power, and solar power into a complete system. By adding energy storage, the system will be fully functional even at times when energy production is low. Waves4Power and the Waves4Power partner network can already offer a total energy system, including smart energy storage.
Waves4Power is currently in talks with several island communities regarding sustainable power supply solutions. We hope to secure the first pre-projecting for a wave power park in the coming months.