EWP Starts Procurement Phase for Jaffa Port Project Expansion
Eco Wave Power has finished the design and engineering of its Jaffa Port project expansion and started procurement of parts for the construction of the plant.
The project, co-funded by the Israeli Energy Ministry, is planned to include the construction and installation of ten floaters on 30 linear meters of a pre-existing breakwater within the port, having an installed capacity of 100kW.
Each floater will have a surface area of 8.54 square meters.
As part of EWP’s strategic cooperation with Siemens, the company will use only Siemens products and technology for its electric system and grid connection works, and in turn Siemens will dedicate its knowledge and resources for an upgrade of EWP’s electrical components and transmission to the grid, to enhance the electrical system’s efficiency.
The companies are also reviewing the possibility of expanding their strategic cooperation to EWP’s near future commercial scale installations.
Inna Braverman, CEO of Eco Wave Power, said: “This is a new and exciting era for wave energy. We are proud to work in partnership with large global industry leaders such as Siemens and we are looking forward to continue the positioning of wave energy as a feasible and reliable source of clean electricity”
The Jaffa port expansion will be EWP’s second grid connected project after the launch of its Gibraltar project in 2016.