7 September 2023
As a major milestone for the EU-SCORES project and the entire marine energy sector, EU-SCORES project partner CorPower Ocean has installed its first commercial scale wave energy converter in northern Portugal.
The CorPower C4 device was launched in the port of Viana do Castello, before being towed to the Aguçadoura site located 4km offshore. After connecting to a pre-installed UMACK anchor on the seabed, the device was connected to the Portuguese national grid through a subsea export cable. The system will now undergo a commissioning program, with functions and operational modes being gradually verified. Operations and Maintenance (O&M) methods for offshore service access, device retrieval and tow-back to the on-land service base in Viana do Castelo will also be tested.
This deployment marks a significant step forward towards making wave energy a bankable technology for mass deployment and for integrating it into future multi-source offshore energy parks.
For more information: CorPower Ocean
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101036457.