CorPower Ocean completes wave energy farm test site preparation

Aug. 8, 2022
The offshore Portugal site is now ready for the export installation.

Offshore staff

STOCKHOLMCorPower Ocean says that it has completed the substation and site preparation work in Portugal ahead of marine installations for its flagship HiWave-5 Project, developing a grid connected demonstration wave farm.

The site located off the coast of Aguçadoura, south of Viana do Castelo, is now ready for the export installation.

Groundwork involved horizontal direction drilling for the pre-installation of a cable conduit in a work package delivered with local supply chain partners. It was carried out following a rigorous review and authorization process involving Portuguese national and regional authorities.

CorPower Ocean’s next generation commercial-scale C4 WEC (Wave Energy Converter) is currently being constructed in Portugal and Sweden. Working in collaboration with several utility companies, it will be used to form part of a larger four-system array.

In preparation for the upcoming marine deployment, CorPower Ocean says that it has teamed up with international marine energy R&D consultancy WavEC Offshore Renewables to develop a robust offshore environmental monitoring system.