Project

Demonstration of a 1-MW wave energy converter integrated in an offshore wind turbine farm — UPWAVE

Acronym
UPWAVE
Duration
01 February 2016 → 26 April 2016
Funding
European funding: framework programme
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sensors, biosensors and smart sensors
    • Other electrical and electronic engineering
Keywords
wind turbine farm
 
Project description

the aim is to develop and install a pre-commercial wave energy converter (WEC) of 1MW power, the WAVESTAR C6-1000 device, with main targets the device industrialization and the demonstration of wind and wave energy applications. The utility company Parkwind, which develops, builds and operates wind farms in the North Sea, is committed to the achievement of WAVESTAR's nect development stage. Parkwind provides the installation site with frid connection for the first full-scale WAVESTAR WEC, located within a Belgian offshore wind farm