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Simple Underwater Generation of Renewable Energy

Objective

AW Energy Oy´s WaveRoller is the original concept to tame the surge in the nearshore areas. Although the major wave energy potential is clearly offshore in larger depths, apparently there still exist major drawbacks for the commercial-scale deployment of offshore devices, due to the necessity to rely on offshore maritime technologies, which on one hand are rather expensive and on the other hand are yet to prove their suitability for wave energy applications. For this reason, it shall be worth while to assess the value of on- and near-shore devices in particular in the present development phase: it is possible to use lower-cost modular technology and the devices are also much easier to maintain due to the proximity to the shoreline. WaveRoller is a unique, proven and patented product design for near-shore bottom wave (surge) energy conversion, and it was the first solution of its type (invented 1993 by Finnish professional diver). The detailed engineering, construction, deployment and monitoring of the simple and robust near-shore wave energy concept WaveRoller north of the Portuguese coastal town Peniche is an important step towards the large-scale reality of submerged near-shore wave energy utilisation. In addition to of the robust component and structural design, easy manufacturability and assembly, extensive technical and environmental monitoring activities will assure the appropriate assessment of the demonstaration plant .

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-2008-TREN-1
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Coordinator

AW-ENERGY OY
Address
Tikkurilantie 10
01380 Vantaa
Finland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Erkki Kasanen (Mr.)

Participants (6)

BOSCH REXROTH AG
Germany
Address
Zum Eisengiesser 1
97816 Lohr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heiko Jung (Mr.)
Estaleiros Navais de Peniche, S.A.
Portugal
Address
Molhe Leste
2520-620 Peniche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
álvaro Oliveira (Mr.)
Eneolica Energias e Ambiente SA
Portugal
Address
Rua Da Comissão Da Iniciativa, Nº 2 Torre Brasil - Sala 312
Leiria
Administrative Contact
Filipe Aguiar (Mr.)
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Neumann (Mr.)
INSTITUTO HIDROGRAFICO
Portugal
Address
R. Das Trinas 49
1249-093 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mário Veiga (Mr.)
Municipio de Peniche
Portugal
Address
Largo Do Municipio
Peniche
Administrative Contact
Sérgio Leandro (Dr.)