• Connect With Us:
  • WaveRoller demonstration planned for Portugal

    A consortium led by Finland’s AW-Energy, developer of a patented wave energy technology known as WaveRoller, will receive 3 million euros (US$4.4 million) from the European Union to demonstrate its technology off the coast of Portugal.

    A 300-KW WaveRoller unit will be placed off the coast near Peniche and tested for one year.

    The WaveRoller is an oscillating plate bolted to the sea floor. The fiberglass/steel plate moves back and forth as the waves roll in. The hydraulic pressure created by the back-and-forth motion is used to drive a turbine to generate power.

    The consortium is comprised of companies from Finland, Portugal, Germany and Belgium. What’s more, Bosch-Rexroth, ABB, Eneolica, and Wave Energy Center are participating in the demonstration project, AW-Energy said.

    “The experience of out dream team consortium is a significant asset to the project,” said John Liljelund, chief executive officer of AW-Energy. “AW-Energy has been working hard the last three years with two sea-installed prototypes, tank testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. Now we have the site, grid connection permission, installation license and the technology ready for the demonstration phase.”

    Hydro Industry Financials

    Buyers Guide Products

    Zagorsk PSP, Russia

    Zagorsk Pump Storage Plant 6 x 236 MVA, 150 rpm...

    Most Read Articles

    Recent Comments

    Buyers Guide Companies

    Balluff GmbH

    Offers sophisticated sensors, transducers, indu...

    ThyssenKrupp Resource Technologies GmbH

    Houghton International

    High voltage (HV) coils manufacturers and suppl...

    Scott Aerator Co LLC

    Manufacturers of industrial grade de-icing equi...

    Renewable Energy Corp Ltd

    Designs, distributes and supplies wind, PV, hyb...

    Continuing Education

    Professional Development Hours
    To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

    12/01/2013
    Volume 32, Issue 10
    file
    11/01/2013
    Volume 21, Issue 6
    1311hrw-cvr

    Archived Articles

    2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
    Hydro Review Past Issues

    Premium Content AD Promo Space