Wavepiston makes progress on wave-powered desalination system in Canary Islands
Danish company Wavepiston has informed it is on a good track to deploy its first full-scale wave energy system for power generation and desalination off Canary Islands.
Wavepiston has started with the offshore installation operations for its wave energy system that will be deployed at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) test platform, and used for power production and desalination.
According to the company, Trames Diez vessel and its crew assisted Wavepiston in laying down the pressure pipe, which is part of the pipeline system that was manufactured by the supplier SoluForce.
It is used to transport the high-pressure water from the wave energy converter to Wavepiston’s station at PLOCAN for power conversion and desalination.
Wavepiston said it aims to complete the deployment of the system in the next few weeks and is ‘on good track’ to do so.
“On each step of our operation, our mission resonates in our minds: to commercialize a cost-efficient wave energy system for power production and desalination replacing the dirty footprint of fossil-fueled power and ensuring clean power and clean water for all,” Wavepiston said.
The company’s wave energy system consists of energy collectors placed in the ocean. The energy collectors produce pressurized seawater which is transported to the shore where power generation and reverse osmosis units for desalination are located.
To remind, Wavepiston recently started final factory acceptance tests of its wave energy collectors that will be used for the Canary Islands project.
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