GM completes marine warranty on innovative - CorPower Ocean
Posted by: Global Maritime | Date: December 14, 2022
Global Maritime have completed marine warranty surveying (MWS) services on CorPower Ocean’s HiWave-5, a flagship project developing a grid connected demonstration wave farm in a push to make wave energy competitive with wind and solar by 2030.
Located approximately 5.5 km off the north coast of Portugal the project utilises CorPower Ocean’s C4 wave energy converter (WEC), their first commercial scale converter, which will form a four-system array and be one of the world’s first grid connected wave farms.
Global Maritime were chosen to perform MWS services on various elements of the project including the 100 tonne (approx.), 6.0km (approx.) subsea export cable and the anchor pile installation which will be used to support the first commercial scale UMACK anchor and WEC as part of the landmark project.
The marine and renewable services specialist also undertook MWS services on the WEC from the quayside in Portugal prior to its deployment in the water later this year.
Natalia Ivanova, Marine Operations Coordinator at CorPower Ocean, said: “We chose Global Maritime as the MWS partner on this landmark project because of their competitiveness and reputation as world leaders in Marine Warranty services. We needed a provider that had demonstrated expertise on large-scale projects and someone at the forefront of their industry.”
Ms Ivanova continued: “The team from Global Maritime have provided thorough and high-level services throughout the project and we are hopeful that we will get to work with them on future developments.”
Ben Smith, Project Manager at Global Maritime, said: “HiWave-5 has been a very exciting project to work on, for Global Maritime to be part of something that is demonstrating breakthrough wave technology that will hopefully see it become competitive with other energy sources in the future, has been invaluable. We were thrilled to be chosen as CorPower’s MWS partner and look forward to the relationship continuing on future projects.”
Scott Cruttenden, Director of Business Development and Renewables at Global Maritime, stated: “With the pile anchor on this project likely to be one of the main anchoring systems used for marine energy devices, in particular mooring systems for commercial floating wind farms, we are now well placed to support future renewable energy projects that utilise the technology deployed at HiWave-5.”
HiWave-5 is a collaborative project with Portuguese electricity company EDP, SimplyBlue Group and ENEL Green Power. HiWave-5 aims to deliver certified and warrantied WEC products to the market by 2024, propelling wave energy into the future green energy mix.