Eco Wave Power finished the design and engineering of its Jaffa Port project expansion and started procurement of parts for the construction of the plant.
The project (which is co-funded by the Israeli Energy Ministry) is planned to include the construction and installation of ten floaters on 30 linear meters of a pre-existing breakwater within the port, having an installed capacity of 100Kw.
Eco Wave Power is a Swedish company, founded in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2011, which developped a patented, smart and cost-efficient technology for turning ocean and sea waves into green electricity. Eco Wave Power is the only wave energy company in the world, to own and operate a wave energy floaters array, which is connected to the grid in accordance with a Power Purchase Agreement, PPA.
Each floater will have a surface area of 8.54 m2.
As part of EWP’s strategic cooperation with Siemens, the company will use only Siemens products and technology for its electric system and grid connection works, and in turn Siemens will dedicate its vast knowledge and resources for an upgrade of EWP’s electrical components and transmission to the grid, to enhance the electrical system’s efficiency.
The companies are also reviewing the possibility of expanding their strategic cooperation to EWP’s near future commercial scale installations.
Mr. Itzik Meirav, Area Sales Manager, from Siemens Israel said that “Siemens is happy to take part in this green energy project and bring its efficient technology into it”
Inna Braverman, CEO of Eco Wave Power said “this is a new and exciting era for wave energy. We are proud to work in partnership with large global industry leaders such as Siemens and we are looking foreword to continue the positioning of wave energy as a feasible and reliable source of clean electricity”
The Jaffa port expansion will be EWP’s second grid connected project after the launch of its Gibraltar project in 2016, and is a significant leap foreword for EWP and for the wave energy industry.