The objective of WEC-HULL is to investigate materials for hull development of wave energy convertors and to have a complete hull system validated in terms of components reliability and survivability. Various studies show that the biggest cost reduction potential is associated with the device’s structure. The innovative materials (improved concrete and composite) coming out from the project will be used across the entire ocean energy sector to improve the reliability, survivability, cost and sustainability. 

 

Specific Project Objectives:

  • To develop and optomise hull design regarding reliability and sustainability

  • To develop new accelerated testing methodologies that support validation on component and complete system design for WEC hulls

  • To define sustainable materials for WEC hulls

  • Industrialisation and scaleup of manufacturing processes

  • To establish recommendations and guidelines for standardisation for enhanced technology design and testing

Project Partners

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RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB is a leading international research institute owned by the Swedish government. The RISE group consists of technical units and subsidiary companies covering a wide technical range, employs around 2800 co-workers andbases the services on its core values: trust, innovation and added value for the industry.

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Corpower Ocean AB

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Ocean Harvesting Technologies AB

Ocean Harvesting Technologies AB was founded in 2007 in Karlskrona, Sweden, to develop wave power technology. R&D has been focused on optimal control to maximize energy production and to control the buoy motion and load case, and to integrate energy storage in the system to smoothen captured power into a constant and predictable output.

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Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

Royal Institute of Technology

I-Tech AB

I-Tech is small Swedish  innovative bio-tech company founded by researcher at Gothenburg University and Chalmers University of Technology in 2000. The problem of fouling on submerged surfaces is addressed by in-depth know how about fouling biology in combination with formulation chemistry. I-Tech has developed, holds patents and regulatory approvals for the marine biocide Selektope®. Selektope® is on its way to become the preferred hard fouling prevention solution that brings static coating performance to the next level. 

CPO is a Swedish SME bringing a new type of high efficiency WECs to the market, offering a fivefold improvement in annual energy delivered per ton of device compared to current state-of-the-art. CorPower’s goal is to introduce certified and warrantied wave energy converter (WEC) products in the market by 2024.