WaveRoller® leads the way in certified wave energy technology as Lloyd’s Register has conducted and approved a detailed design review of the device. 

The Design Appraisal Certificate guarantees that the WaveRoller® design adheres to predetermined codes and standards regarding safety, functionality and reliability. To receive the Certificate, AW-Energy has submitted its design documents to LR engineer’s scrutiny.

– We are proud to say the design of WaveRoller® components and technology meets set requirements and standards, both in design and documentation. Everyone in the certification team has done exceptional work, says AW-Energy Certification Manager Tuula Mäki.

The Design Appraisal Certificate is a part of AW-Energy’s technology certification plan which is building up to the LR Fitness for Service Certificate.

WaveRoller® first to achieve current level of certification

WaveRoller® is now the first wave energy technology to achieve this level of certification. Certified technology is an undeniable asset in the developing industry.

– Credibility and bankability are at the core of our values. Talk is cheap so we want our partners and customers to know we can deliver what we promise, emphasizes AW-Energy CEO John Liljelund.

One of the AW-Energy customers recognizing the value of a certified product and procedures is Ireland’s leading sustainable energy company ESB International.

– We require a specific level of certification from our partners as we believe certified technology is the key to exploiting our ocean energy resource. Therefore, we are encouraged to see AW-Energy reach this important milestone, says Conor Cooney, Technology Manager for the Westwave project, from ESB Innovation’s Technology Innovation Unit.

The next step is to certify the manufacturing of WaveRoller® which validates that industry best practices are met in our processes.

– It has been our set strategy from the beginning to validate our technology with a prestigious external partner. Lloyd’s Register has been and will continue to be a perfect match for us in certifying WaveRoller® technology, Liljelund concludes.


AW-Energy is a pioneer in the green economy and is the global leader in wave energy technology. Its flagship product, WaveRoller®, is a submerged wave energy converter based on a hinged panel that is attached to the sea bed in the near shore area. It generates electricity from the movement of the waves (surge phenomenon) and is connected to the electric grid onshore. The company is based in Finland, and operates in multiple continents cooperating with strong industrial partners including e.g. Lloyd's Register, Wärtsilä, DCNS and DNV-GL. The company employs a highly professional and efficient team that manages a network of over 100 engineers and technical staff.