CorPower is nearing completion of the world’s largest wave energy test-rig following an intense two-year project. The 45-tonne moving mass system located in Stockholm is capable of simulating ocean wave conditions anywhere in the world.
Measuring 40m in length and 9m in width at 7.2MW rating, the system will play a fundamental role supporting CorPower’s flagship HiWave-5 demonstration project, involving the deployment of the firm’s first full-scale WEC (Wave Energy Converter) off the coast of Portugal, later this year.
The purpose of the dry testing is not only to test the overall performance of the system, but also to debug, stabilize and fine-tune it before it goes into the ocean. Stay tuned for further updates in the coming weeks!