Bombora Seeks Subsea Cables for mWave Demo

Bombora has launched a tender call for the supply of subsea cables and connectors for its mWave wave energy converter.

The Perth-born wave power company with its European base at Pembroke Dock, has set the deadline for receipt of completed tenders for November 25, 2019.

Bombora also said that the contract could be awarded by December 2, 2019.

The company plans to use the Marine Energy Test Area off the coast of Pembrokeshire to demonstrate its 1.5-megawatt (MW) wave energy converter.

Last year the company was awarded a £10.3-million grant from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, which brings a total inward investment of £17 million.

In addition, Bombora has recently secured a seven figure working capital facility with the Development Bank of Wales.

Bombora plans to place a full-scale demonstration model of mWave on the seabed for six months of testing early next year.

Once the device has completed its testing, Bombora will be looking for opportunities to sell mWave to commercial wave farm developers.