Photo: Measurement equipment installation in Gibraltar (Courtesy of Eco Wave Power)

Eco Wave Power inks wave energy deal with Israeli Navy

Eco Wave Power has entered into collaboration agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defense to examine the feasibility of installing its wave energy technology in the Israeli Navy’s bases.

Photo showing the measurement equipment installation in Gibraltar (Courtesy of Eco Wave Power)
Measurement equipment installation in Gibraltar (Courtesy of Eco Wave Power)

According to the terms of the agreement, Eco Wave Power will immediately begin the procurement and deployment of wave measuring systems to collect extended wave data, in one to three potential locations in the Navy bases.

The Navy will in the meantime secure all permits for the deployment of the wave measuring equipment, Eco Wave Power said.

The Navy’s specialized diving team will install the measurement equipment in the territorial waters of the Navy’s bases.

At the end of the measurement period, Eco Wave Power will share the information collected with the Navy, which will in turn test the applicability of the technology in line with the prevailing waves in the selected sites.

Then, Eco Wave Power and the Navy will jointly analyse the results, and create energy production forecasts, based on such analysis, the partners said.

Upon identifying the most suitable locations for the installation, and provided that the technology is found to be feasible for the proposed locations, the Navy and Eco Wave Power will use their best efforts to work towards the next step of the collaboration, which is the potential deployment of the Eco Wave Power technology for production of clean electricity for the Navy bases. 

Inna Braverman, chief executive officer of Eco Wave Power, said: “This is an extremely important collaboration as it indicates the potential for future contracts with navy bases worldwide, which can become significant participants in the global fight against climate change, while representing a new market segment for wave power”.