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Bombora completes Lanzarote wave park site survey

Bombora has completed a metocean survey off the Spanish Canary Island of Lanzarote, as part of 3MW wave park project.

Data collected provides the physical and also environmental characteristics at the site to progress to the design and development phase.

Bombora, together with Enzen Spain, is part of a consortium responding to the decarbonisation strategy of the Cabildo de Lanzarote.

The seabed at the site is ideal for mWave wave energy converter.

According to Bombora, the flat, rocky plateau provides an excellent foundation for the WEC.

The first phase of the project will see 3MW of generating capacity installed in 2022.

The project is currently progressing through the planning and consent stage.

To that end, data was collected on the wave climate from the Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler recovered from the seabed after a 3-month monitoring period.

Bombora will evaluate the data to confirm the suitability of the site and also calculate the mWave annual energy production.

Bombora’s project manager, Rory van Weerdenburg, said:

“mWave provides an optimum solution to help Lanzarote and other Islands in the Canaries decarbonise its electricity supply as well as create a new industry for the local economy.”

Enzen Spain’s CEO Harish Gopal added:

“The Bombora solution is ideal as it meets two fundamental goals of the project to deliver power from sustainable, renewable sources and have minimal visual impact.

Bombora contracted local specialist company ECOS Canarias to complete the survey work.

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