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Laminaria to demonstrate wave technology at EMEC

Flemish wave energy developer Laminaria is to test its wave energy converter at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) test site at Billia Croo, Orkney, Scotland.
Laminaria to demonstrate wave technology at EMEC

The agreement between the two organisations was officially signed yesterday in Edinburgh coinciding with a visit by the Minister-President of Flanders, Geert Bourgeois. Laminaria will be the first Belgian company to test at EMEC’s test sites.

Laminaria’s technology is a surge operated attenuator which incorporates a bespoke storm protection system to enhance the survivability of the device, allowing it to remain operational during storm events. Scale sea trials are already underway in Belgium in readiness for the testing of the full-scale device at EMEC in 2017.

“We have been pleased to welcome several visitors from the region of Flanders to EMEC recently, demonstrating an active interest in marine energy development for their impressive maritime community” said EMEC Managing Director, Neil Kermode. “We’re delighted to now announce that Laminaria will be testing their Flemish wave energy converter at EMEC, and look forward to working with them, and seeing the technology further develop as they move from Ostend to Orkney.”

Laminaria’s CEO Steven Nauwelaerts, added that Laminaria can put wave energy on the road to success by combining the expertise built up in Scotland over the last decade and the novel approach of Laminaria. The aim is to create a win-win situation by supplying the Scottish grid with clean reliable energy and creating employment in Flanders in the development and construction of the devices.

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European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)


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