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Bombora eyes Oz wave test

Developer to test full-scale components next year

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Wave developer Bombora is to test its first full-scale device components in Henderson, Western Australia during the first half of next year.

The Perth outfit had planned to install a completed 1.5MW mWave device off the coast of Portugal early next year.

Bombora said the environmental approval process for the deployment of the 1.5MW “multi-cell” mWave at Peniche, Portugal is progressing in conjunction with Lisbon-based WavEC.

The timing for deployment will be firmed up as the testing in Henderson progresses.

Final design work and vendor selection is underway for the construction of Bombora’s first full-sized “cell” for the device.

Construction of the first cell is being funded from the private capital raising announced in April. Capital raising has been extended to cover the deployment and commissioning of the single cell.

Chief executive Sam Leighton said: “We are delighted to reach the construction phase of a full size cell for the mWave and are engaging local and international suppliers to build this world-class technology.”

Image: mWave prototype (Bombora Wave Power)

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