Gallery: Waves4Power connects off Norway

WaveEL connection hub (Photo: Waves4Power)

Waves4Power has launched a connection hub for its WaveEL wave energy device deployed off the Norwegian coast.

Swedish wave energy developer installed the connection hub and laid the cable to connect the device to the shore in an operation assisted by Olympic Shipping.

Waves4Power said the device will be connected and ready to export the power via the hub shortly.

Ulf Lindelöf, Waves4Power’s CEO, said: “Even though the weather was not ideal we managed to install the connection hub on site without incidents, and the new power cable from the hub to shore was installed. We will see power in the cable very soon.”

(Photograph courtesy of Waves4Power)

To remind, the WaveEL device was redeployed at Runde test site earlier this May, following the maintenance work in connection with its acceleration tube that was conducted at Ulstein Shipyard.

WaveEL device produces electricity using hydraulic pump which is connected to the accumulator that feeds a hydraulic motor with a generator, which in turn converts the hydraulic pressure to electric power.

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