Certification specialist called to jump in CorPower’s waves

CorPower Ocean C3 wave energy device delivery Orkney (Photo: Colin Keldie)

Swedish wave energy developer CorPower Ocean has opened two vacancies, one of which relates to certification and reliability of the company’s wave energy technology.

The company is looking for Certification and Reliability Engineer, and Control and Data Analysis Engineer to join its international team of around 25 people.

CorPower Ocean C3 wave energy device delivery Orkney (Photo: Colin Keldie)

Acting as ‘the interface’ between CorPower and third-party certification bodies, the company’s certification engineer will manage all certification activities to deliver targeted certification and warranty provisions on schedule and budget

“Certification is a particularity important topic for us going forwards as we are aiming to have a fully bankable offering with a certified product with warranty provision by the end of our Stage 5 demonstration in 2023.

“With C3 we achieved a statement of feasibility from DNV-GL, and for C4 we are aiming for prototype certification followed by type certification with C5”, said Patrik Möller, Chief Executive Officer of CorPower Ocean.

The application deadline for the position has been set for November 30, 2018, CorPower notified.

The company is also seeking Data Analysis Engineer to perform data analysis from simulation tools and both dry and ocean test campaigns on its wave energy technology, whose design was inspired by the pumping principles of the human heart.

To remind, CorPower has in October 2018 ended 18-month long combined dry and ocean demonstration of its half-scale C3 wave energy device, whose measured power production was reported as consistent with the expectations from simulation models and prior dry testing with simulated waves by the company.

CorPower’s device uses a power take-off (PTO) system that combines the high load capabilities from hydraulics with the efficiency of mechanical drive to produce power, said to offer five times more energy per ton of device compared to previously known technology, according to CorPower.