Irish wave developer Sea Power is to retrieve its 1:5 scale device following winter testing at the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site.

The company said it has successfully concluded winter survivability testing of its prototype Seapower Platform device.

The attenuator wave energy converter was deployed last October.

The device will be brought back to Galway Docks by 19 March, according to the Marine Institute of Ireland.

Marine Institute chief executive Peter Heffernan said: “Sea Power is a great example of an indigenous Irish company developing novel technology to harness the power of the ocean.

“Having brought their device through various small scale prototypes, it is exciting to see this new technology successfully testing over the winter months in the sea at quarter scale."

Image: Sea Power device (Sea Power)