Published on May 14th, 2012 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
Vattenfall starts new wave energy project in Scotland.
wave power | Swedish energy producer Vattenfall announced on March 19 the signing of the last remaining berth at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC), Scotland’s ocean energy research and development center close to the Orkney Islands. The new project will be Vattenfall’s second site after last year’s venture off of the coast of the Shetlands Islands. The company has a joint venture with Scottish wave energy technology company Pelamis, Aegir Wave Power, where Vattenfall owns 62 percent. The main goal is to construct a wave energy farm close to the south-western Shetland coast with eleven wave energy converters from Pelamis, that will have a total installed capacity of 10 MW.
“Vattenfall wants to focus on wave energy to support the transition to renewable energy with low carbon dioxide emissions. This requires safe and reliable technology. That is why we are planning to buy Pelamis Wave Power’s latest wave power converter and test it in the Orkney Islands”, says Karl Bergman, Head of Vattenfall’s Research and Development.