Finnish wave deemed shipshape
Lloyd’s Register approves design of AW Energy’s WaveRoller kit
Lloyd’s Register has approved a detailed design review of Finnish developer AW Energy’s WaveRoller device – the first such technology to receive this level of certification.
AW Energy said the design appraisal certificate guarantees the WaveRoller design adheres to predetermined codes and standards regarding safety, functionality and reliability.
To receive the certificate, AW Energy submitted its design documents to Lloyd’s Register engineers for scrutiny.
“Credibility and bankability are at the core of our values. Talk is cheap so we want our partners and customers to know we can deliver what we promise,” said AW Energy chief executive John Liljelund.
The design appraisal certificate is a part of AW Energy’s technology certification plan building up to a Lloyd’s Register so called fitness for service certificate.
The next step is to certify the manufacturing of WaveRoller which validates that industry best practices are met in AW Energy’s processes.
AW Energy hopes the WaveRoller device will be installed at Irish energy company ESB International’s proposed WestWave project off county Clare.
“We require a specific level of certification from our partners as we believe certified technology is the key to exploiting our ocean energy resource. Therefore, we are encouraged to see AW-Energy reach this important milestone,” said ESB Innovation technology manager for the Westwave project Conor Cooney.
Image: WaveRoller panel (AW Energy)