Scottish firms receive funding to develop wave energy technologies

Two Scottish companies have received, between them, £7.7mn of funding from Wave Energy Scotland to further develop innovative new wave energy technologies.

Inverness-based AWS Ocean Energy has developed a fully-submerged ‘point absorber’ model named the ‘Archimedes Waveswing’, while Edinburgh-based Mocean Energy has developed a floating hinged structure called ‘Blue Horizon’. The companies will use the funding to develop half-scale devices and test them at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney, which simulates real ocean conditions. It is anticipated that the technologies will be developed at full-scale in a few years.

Tim Hurst, Managing Director of Wave Energy Scotland said: “These state-of-the art designs represent the most advanced and innovative devices in the UK today and our programme is ensuring that Scotland stays front and centre of the global wave energy story.”

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