Photo: Ongoing works for EWP-EDF One wave energy project at Jaffa Port, Israel (Courtesy of Eco Wave Power)

Eco Wave Power takes delivery of wave energy floaters in Israel

Swedish-Israeli wave energy company Eco Wave Power has transported the first set of floaters and supporting structures for its grid-connected wave energy project to the Jaffa Port project site in Israel.

Ongoing works for EWP-EDF One wave energy project at Jaffa Port, Israel (Courtesy of Eco Wave Power)
Ongoing works for EWP-EDF One wave energy project at Jaffa Port, Israel (Courtesy of Eco Wave Power)

Marking a key milestone in the development of Eco Wave Power’s innovative wave energy array, the floaters were delivered in accordance with the collaboration agreement entered between project company EWP-EDF One and Lesico.

The project’s next step is the installation of the first floaters and the surrounding test setup infrastructure on the Jaffa Port breakwater, expected start later in January, with the system functionality and capacity tests to be conducted in the second quarter of 2022.

Inna Braverman, CEO of Eco Wave Power, said. “By delivering our first set of floaters and supporting structures, we are making significant progress toward the first grid-connected wave energy array installation in Israel.

“Preparation for the installation of the floaters on the external side of the Jaffa Port breakwater is in the final stages and we are relishing over the prospect of  being operative soon in the  Mediterranean waves”.

Eco Wave Power delivered the floaters and supporting structures to the project site with trucks, as opposed to the traditional use of expensive ships and divers for equipment delivery for offshore wave energy installations.

This further emphasizes the simplicity of the onshore nature in the work programming of Eco Wave Power’s floaters shipment and installation technology, the company said.

“Our goal is to generate electricity during the third quarter of this year. This is a key milestone in the overall development of the Eco Wave Power technology, and the results are expected to enable us to take important steps toward the commercial rollout of our pioneering technology”, added Braverman.

When completed, the EWP-EDF One wave energy project will include 10 floaters connected to one conversion unit, which is already installed onsite.

The EWP-EDF One conversion unit is located on land, similar to a normal power station, which enables easy access for operation and maintenance.