Ports set to drive uptake of wave energy projects

October 19, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish wave energy stakeholders recently came together to mark the successful wrap-up of the BASEPOINT project, a laboratory test programme for the Symphony wave energy converter at Sines Tecnopolo in Portugal.

The BASEPOINT project event in Portugal (Courtesy of Bluespring)
The BASEPOINT project event in Portugal (Courtesy of Bluespring)

The event provided a platform for first in-person meetings for most of the attendees since the introduction of COVID restrictions.

During the event, a Dutch wave energy developer Teamwork Technology presented its Symphony wave energy converter, which is a submerged point absorber that converts wave pressure into electricity via an innovative hydraulic power take-off (PTO) system.

The event in Sines marked the end of the BASEPOINT testing programme – funded by Fundo Azul (Portuguese Ministry of the Sea) and managed by Frank Neumann of in2sea – supporting the construction and testing of a test set-up used by Teamwork Technology to progress its wave energy technology.