Eco Wave Power hires licensing help for Portugal project

Swedish wave energy company Eco Wave Power has formed a strategic collaboration with Painhas for the licensing of its wave energy project in Portugal.

Eco Wave Power’s Gibraltar project (Courtesy of Eco Wave Power)

A Portugal-based engineering and construction company Painhas will take an integral part in the technical support needed for the official licensing procedures for the wave energy plant, according to Eco Wave Power.

The collaboration is part of Eco Wave Power’s newly signed concession agreement with the Port Authority of Leixões for its planned 20 MW wave energy project.

Once the licensing is obtained, the parties will work towards a continued collaboration for the execution of the project, Eco Wave Power said.

Helena Painhas, member of the board of Painhas, said: “The company has a mission of taking an active part in the implementation of innovative renewable energy sources in Portugal. In the past, we have provided our engineering and construction services to the wind, solar and hydro industries, and we believe that now it is the right time to expand to the promising wave energy sector, through our collaboration with Eco Wave Power”.

Inna Braverman, Founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power, said: “We are very pleased to announce our strategic collaboration with Painhas, which is a top tier expert in the energy sector in Portugal. We believe that such collaboration will shorten our licensing procedures and enable us to reach the next step of our Portugal project.”

To remind, Eco Wave Power announced the plans to construct and commission the 20 MW power plant in Portugal earlier in 2020.

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The project is set to be developed in two stages. In the first stage, Eco Wave Power expects to build up to 5 MW, while 15 to 19 additional MWs is planned for the second stage.