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Portugal takes a step closer to commercial wave energy

October 31, 2019

Portugal takes a step closer to commercial wave energy using the technical capability of AW-Energy’s WaveRoller® to power up electricity for local homes. The first-of-a-kind commercially-ready offshore wave power generation…

Jussi Åkerberg, CTO of AW-Energy

Wave energy gets boost to pioneer green economy with US patent approval

August 15, 2019

Jussi Åkerberg, CTO of AW-Energy US Patent Office grants AW-Energy’s Patent Application for WaveRoller® technology. 20 year system fatigue life rating failsafe design maximises reliability, reducing maintenance and costly downtime…

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AW-Energy Substation installed for new Surge2 Ocean Wave Energy in Peniche, Portugal

June 24, 2019

SURGE2 WaveRoller substation New technology includes higher energy output, compact size and simple installation that connects the WaveRoller device to the grid based upon Abengoa design specifications AW-Energy (AWE) has…



GL Garrad Hassan and WaveRoller team jointly publish a research paper on wave energy converter (WEC) design tool

October 17, 2012

Last week we attended International Conference on Ocean Energy in Dublin, Ireland. The event hosted a great number of most prominent companies, universities, NGOs, government representatives and other stakeholders involved…

WaveRoller represents Finnish cleantech sector in Japan

September 4, 2012

AW-Energy CEO, John Liljelund, was invited to join a delegation of Finnish business leaders travelling to Japan together with Prime Minister of Finland, Jyrki Katainen. The business delegation led by…

WaveRoller buoyed by Funding Surge – AW-Energy Ltd. closes 9M$ Financing Round

September 3, 2012

Wave energy developer AW-Energy has announced a successful financing round which brought in commitments of over 9 million USD. The funding breakthrough came close on the heels of the successful…


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…

Infographic on reducing carbon emissions with wave energy

June 17, 2019

As a stable and a predictable source of energy, incorporating wave energy as a part of the energy mix with a significant portion of renewables will reduce the grid balancing…


October 5, 2018

The WaveRoller LEGO model was featured at the tenth Pii Poo LEGO building event held 22.-23.9.2018 at the Helsinki Messukeskus. The 0,5m x 0,5m LEGO model of the WaveRoller was…


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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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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.