Wave energy converter

Published:  24 January, 2017

Marine Power Systems (MPS) says with the deployment of its unique WaveSub wave energy converter planned for early next year, it has reached a momentous stage of the development of the device. The building of WaveSub is significantly underway, and therefore the company is marking the occasion with an event in Pembroke Dock.

MPS says it awarded the tender for the manufacture of its WaveSub device to Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, a leading engineering company based in Pembroke Dock, South Wales and is supportive of creating a Welsh marine energy supply chain, with many of its suppliers for this operation being based in Wales and therefore feeding into the local economy.

MPS says it chose Ledwood after a rigorous tendering process, assessing the company’s expertise in fabrication services, which has been crucial to the assembly of the main structure of the WaveSub.

MPS says the fabrication of the 1:4 scale WaveSub is an important step in the journey towards commercialisation of the project. The device is 15metres long, 10metres wide and 2.5metres tall. A full scale, single device will be 40metres long, showing the immense scale of the technology being developed by MPS.

The image shows the MPS team with Jane Hutt AM, Welsh Government Leader of the House.


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