Photo: Geir Arne Solheim on the deck of the Powerpier (Photo by frequency.no/Supplied by Geir Arne Solheim )

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Interview: Powerpier gears up to tame the waves with Havkraft tech

Once only a multi-purpose concept, a solution that uses already existing breakwaters coupled with integrated wave energy devices has become a reality in the Powerpier project that will soon be deployed for trials offshore Norway. Geir Arne Solheim, the chief executive officer of Havkraft – a technology company that will supply wave energy converters for the project – has shared more details on this novel development.

The installation of the tailored wave energy converter units at the dock of Ulstein Betong Marine at Haddal, Norway (Courtesy of Havkraft/Ulstein Betong Marine)
The installation of tailored wave energy converter units at the dock of Ulstein Betong Marine at Haddal, Norway (Courtesy of Havkraft/Ulstein Betong Marine)

The Powerpier project, led by Norwegian company Marina Solutions with partners Ulstein Betong Marine and Havkraft, will be capable of both offering protection from the waves, as well as exploiting them to produce clean power.

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