Projects.

CorPower Ocean is working together with project developers, utilities and energy companies to support their development of wave farm projects.

Please contact us to discuss how we can support your project development plans!

Projects.

CorPower Ocean is working together with project developers, utilities and energy companies to support their development of wave farm projects.

Please contact us to discuss how we can support your project development plans!
CorPower Ocean – Ocean waves is a highly concentrated energy source

HiWave-5

CorPower Ocean’s flagship demonstration project.

Alt: Demonstration of Corpower Ocean's wave energy technology in Portugal

The HiWave-5 project is the result of a decade of structured product development and four decades of research on wave hydrodynamics. Driven by one of the world’s largest and most experienced wave energy teams, it marks a final push towards commercialisation as part of a broader mission to make wave energy competitive with wind and solar by 2030. Dry-testing is performed in Stockholm, Sweden with ocean deployment in Agucadoura, Portugal.

In collaboration with the Portuguese electricity company EDP, Simply Blue Group and ENEL Green Power the landmark project has taken CorPower Ocean’s first commercial-scale C4 Wave Energy Converter (WEC) through an extensive dry-testing program that has debugged and stabilized the machine with simulated wave loads in Stockholm, Sweden. This will be followed by ocean deployment off the coast of Agucadoura, northern Portugal in 2022. In the next step this will form part of a large array of four WEC systems, one of the first wave farms generating energy to the grid. HiWave-5 aims to deliver certified and warrantied WEC products to the market by 2024, propelling wave energy into the future green energy mix as a bankable technology.

HiWave-5
Stage 4 and 5

Part of our structured five-stage product verification process, involving step-wise validation of survivability, performance, reliability and economics to reach a bankable product in 2024/25.

2022 — 2025
Stage 5

Demonstration and type-certification of pilot array with three additional C5 WECs. Taking the technology from TRL 7 to TRL 8.

2018 — 2022
Stage 4

Demonstration and prototype certification of a single full scale C4 WEC. Taking the technology from TRL 6 to TRL 7.

2015 — 2018
Stage 3

Through the HiWave-3 project a large scale (1:2) WEC system was been designed, manufactured and tested in two steps, first by dry Hardware-In-the-Loop rig testing in grid connected configuration and then by sea trials at EMEC Scapa flow test site in a micro-grid configuration.

2013— 2015
Stage 2

Testing of a 1:3.2 scale PTO (5kW) running in a grid connected ‘Hardware-in-the-loop’ test rig. Scale 1:16 tank testing was performed at Ecole Centrale de Nantes. The WaveSpring technology from NTNU was incorporated as a new control mode of the PTO, replacing previously used latching control.

“On a mission to Power the planet with clean energy from ocean waves”

To do this, more than 70 brilliant and stubborn minds from 14 countries have come together, making it one of the most ambitious effort in wave energy to date.

Saoirse Project.

Simply Blue Group is developing the pioneering Saoirse project off the coast of County Clare, West Ireland.

CorPower Ocean - Project Saoirse site location

Saoirse Project.

Simply Blue Group is developing the pioneering Saoirse project off the coast of County Clare, West Ireland. The initiative represents one of the first significant investments in commercial wave energy from independent project developers. It aims to harness the power of the Atlantic Ocean to produce zero-carbon electricity, by combining both floating offshore wind and wave energy technology in the area.


CorPower Ocean is responsible for delivering the CorPack wave energy clusters as Simply Blue Group’s OEM supplier and project design partner. This will be delivered in two separate phases, starting with a 5MW array commissioning in 2026 with a second instalment building total capacity to 30MW by 2028. The interconnected array of devices will be located 4km from shore, feeding electricity back to land via an export cable.

Simply Blue Group.
A leading blue economy project developer.

2021-

Pre-FEED agreement signed in 2021 for project Saoirse and ongoing.

2020

2020 and ongoing, a technology due dilligence of the full scale device as part of the HiWave-5 development program

2019

Collaboration agreement signed in 2019 to support and progress the commercial deployment of Corpower technology by SBG in exclusive development areas.

2016-2017
Horizon scanning

In 2016/2017 SBG conduced a thorough technology scan, evaluating 200 wave energy concepts, identifying CorPower Ocean as the most suitable choice.

 

“We have worked with the CorPower Ocean team since 2017 in which time they have proven their ability to bring technology to the required levels of technical readiness within the timeframes agreed. We are excited to explore the combination of wind and wave energy to balance the grid which is fundamental for increasing the reliability of renewable energy.”

– Sam Roch-Perks, CEO Simply Blue Group
Sam Roch-Perks CEO and Co-founder of Simply Blue Group