Eco Wave Power is planning a plant to harness 20 MW wave energy off the Portuguese coast.
Israeli wave energy development company Eco Wave Power (EWP) has entered into a strategic partnership with engineering group Painhas to provide technical support for the licensing of a 20 MW grid in the seaport from Porto (Portugal).
Painhas, which provides engineering and construction, operation and maintenance services for the energy sector in Europe, will play an “integral role” in the technical support needed to bring the project to construction, after completion. ‘EWP will have tested its device connected to the Gilbratar breakwater.
The license is expected to be completed in 2021, with a recently signed concession agreement with the Port Authority of Leixões APDL for the construction of the plant.
The company’s mission is to actively participate in the implementation of innovative renewable energy sources in Portugal.
In the past, we have provided our engineering and construction services to the wind, solar and hydroelectric industries, and we believe the time has come to expand into the promising wave energy sector, through our collaboration with EWP .
Helena Painhas, Painhas.
We are pleased to announce our strategic collaboration with Painhas, who is a leading expert in the energy sector in Portugal. We believe that such a collaboration will shorten our licensing procedures and allow us to take the next step in our project in Portugal.
Inna Braverman, CEO of EWP.
Once the license is obtained, the parties will work for a “continuous collaboration” for the execution of the project, he added.
Portugal has become a pioneer in marine renewable energy projects, with a first wave energy device, the Pelamis P1, tested off its coasts in the 2010s and, more recently, an upcoming generation developed by the company Finnish AW -Energie installed in front of Peniche. Continental Europe’s first floating wind system, WindFloat Atlantic, was also deployed in front of the country.
More information: www.ecowavepower.com