Wave energy specialist Bombora Wave Power has announced it has been selected by Enzen to supply a grid-connected wave farm to be located in the Atlantic Ocean on the north side of Lanzarote, the fourth largest of the Spanish Canary Islands.
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Lanzarote has a large and consistent wave energy resource along its northern coastline and Bombora’s mWave wave energy converters will be installed to deliver clean renewable energy, whilst preserving the island’s rugged and pristine coastal environment.
Enzen, as a part of the strategic collaboration agreement with the governing body of Lanzarote, Cabildo de Lanzarote, is partnering with Bombora for the commercial development of the mWave wave energy converter.
“Our commitment to the Cabildo de Lanzarote is to lead their transition of energy generation to renewable sources, developing energy solutions with low or zero impact on the physical environment to ensure conservation of land on the island” said Harish Gopal, CEO Enzen Spain.
The first phase of the project will see up to 4MW of generating capacity through the deployment of an array of 1.5MW mWaves. The power generated by the submerged wave farm will supplement the island’s existing electricity supply which is currently produced largely by a diesel-fuelled power station.
The project will follow the installation of a 1.5MW mWave in the Marine Energy Testing Area off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Due for completion in the summer of 2020, this demonstration project will run concurrently with the consenting process for the Lanzarote wave farm.