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Calm seas carried the WaveRoller: Successful installation started the commissioning period

August 27, 2012

The array of three WaveRoller units has been successfully deployed on 11th of August near Peniche in Portugal. The units were towed to the site in perfect weather conditions and attached…

Promising test results for WaveRoller – power output exceeds expectations

April 14, 2011

The Power Take Off system (PTO) of the first 3×100 kW WaveRoller power plant got high scores in its final bench test as output capacity proved to be far higher…

AW-Energy Signs $4.4M Contract for EU Wave Energy Project

October 2, 2009

AW-Energy, of Helsinki, Finland, has signed a $4.4M (3 million euros) contract with the European Union to demonstrate its WaveRoller technology. The contract between AW-Energy and the EU is the…

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WaveRoller media coverage in March 2020

March 30, 2020

Wave energy installations grew in Europe in 2019 Our wave energy technology features on the front cover of the latest industry report of key trends and statistics produced annually by…

LR presents certificate to AWE

WaveRoller certification noted in industry magazines

January 17, 2020

Near-shore wave energy device WaveRoller receives certification by Lloyd’s Register (LR). Working to rigorous technical standards in collaboration with LR, AW-Energy committed to follow best practice from corresponding industries. It has…

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Peniche plugs into wave power – an article in Recharge Magazine

November 1, 2019

Portuguese surf city gets ready to plug in to green wave power. The next-generation wave energy conversion (WEC) device being developed by Finland’s AW-Energy is set to start powering homes…

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Why Wave Energy Is Here to Stay

March 30, 2020

 You don’t need rose tinted lenses to understand the opportunity for wave energy: it’s the next big transition for the renewable’s energy mix!   Jussi Åkerberg, CTO of AW-Energy, talks…

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Quantum predictions: Technologies represent the holy grail of today’s industry

January 23, 2020

Quantum predictions: technologies represent the holy grail of today’s industry. So, is the new Industry 4.0 helping create smarter, leaner and more efficient alternative energy solutions? Matthew Pech, Finance and…

Ville Kortelainen piloting a drone

Drones reporting for work: It’s another specialist drone flight taking to the skies in Portugal for WaveRoller®.

September 27, 2019

As all the preparatory works are in their final stages of completion, the drone will be used by AW-Energy’s Ville Kortelainen in near shore locations to showcase the WaveRoller’s journey…

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WaveRoller deployment

November 7, 2019

The deployment of the first commercial WaveRoller unit in Portugal as a part of the SURGE2 project. The device installed of the Almagreira beach near Peniche, some 850 meters from…

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WaveRoller sea cable installation

October 30, 2019
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First commercial WaveRoller unit assembled

September 20, 2019

The first 350 kW WaveRoller unit for the SURGE2 project has been successfully assembled in Portugal.

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Christopher Ridgewell, CEO
WaveRoller panel and PTO
WaveRoller farm
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Järvenpää test facility
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SURGE2 WaveRoller substation

AW-Energy

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, Naval Group and DNV-GL. The company employs a highly professional and efficient team that manages a network of over 100 engineers and technical staff.

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