Wello set to ride Scots wave
Finnish developer poised to install second Penguin device at EMEC
Finnish wave developer Wello is on track to install the second of three 1MW Penguin devices at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) off Orkney by the year-end.
The device being constructed at the Netaman shipyard in the Estonian capital Tallinn is expected to be completed in the autumn.
The Espoo wave developer had previously intended to install the upgraded Penguin machine at berth five of EMEC’s grid-connected Billia Croo test site in the summer.
The installation at EMEC will be facilitated by a multi-cat vessel from local vessel operator Green Marine.
Wello said its latest device would have an increased power production of on average 110% compared to its predecessor.
The original Penguin has been deployed continuously for 17 months and during that time has survived several storms and two hurricanes with waves up to 18 metres, the company said in a statement.
The third device is currently scheduled to be deployed in 2019.
Image: Penguin wave device (Wello)