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Bombora puts off mWave deployment

Ocean energy company Bombora has delayed the deployment of its mWave demonstration device in Wales to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bombora has closed its European head office in Wales as well as its testing facility and assembly workshop.

The company said that many suppliers had to shut temporarily.

As a result, delays to the 1.5MW mWave Pembrokeshire demo schedule are inevitable.

However, Bombora also said it remains confident installation will be possible in the first half of 2021.

Bombora’s CEO, Dave Rigg, said:

“We are in unchartered territory and have to be realistic and accept that there will be delays to our project.

“The team are working from home, are fully contactable, and remain focussed on progressing the Pembrokeshire project and our follow up 3.0MW grid connected wave park project in Lanzarote.”

Bombora’s 1.5MW mWave project gets funding from the European Regional Development Fund through Welsh Government.

The company is also developing a wave park in Lanzarote and further initiatives in the Canary Islands and globally.

To remind, Bombora has recently appointed Ronnie Bonnar to its board of directors.

Ronnie Bonnar is a former chairman of Scottish Renewables, and currently holds several non-executive directorships focused on renewable energy, including the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult.

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