Wave Dragon to supply world's largest offshore wave power plant  

2005.11.28
Denmark's Wave Dragon has been chosen to supply the world's largest offshore wave power plant along the coast of Wales in spring 2007

Denmark's Wave Dragon has been chosen to supply the world's largest offshore wave power plant along the coast of Wales in spring 2007. KP Renewables, a UK energy company will invest DKK 133 m (USD 21.3 m) in the 7 MW demonstration project, while the Welsh government invests DKK 56 m (USD 9 m).

The Wave Dragon consists of two wave reflectors focusing the waves towards a ramp, where water overtops into a reservoir. The pressure height in the reservoir is converted into power through a number of variable speed axial turbines. Wave Dragon technology has been tested in Denmark and Ireland for the last 8 years.

Dr. James Watkins, director of KP Renewables says: "After careful research of the market, we have chosen Wave Dragon technology which is the most promising in the wave energy sector. Wave Dragon is the only technology that can be scaled up in sizes corresponding to ordinary power stations".

The EU recently pledged DKK 18 m (USD 2.9 m) to support tests on a second generation prototype of Wave Dragon technology in the North Sea. Initial testing regarding this project is planned to be implemented in the spring 2006 in collaboration with Danfoss, one of Denmark's largest industrial groups. The news was reported by professional journal Ingeniøren (The Engineer).

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