Wave-tricity

 

Wave-tricity are the company behind the Ocean Wave Roller, a simple, robust, versatile and portable WEC which is currently in the sea trials phase of development.

Wave-tricity

Wave-tricity has a mission to develop a commercially viable, real world, wave energy convertor. Its technology, the Ocean Wave Rower, will generate clean energy by capturing the natural motion of the waves and plans to make use of the worldwide resource of wave energy estimated to be greater than 2TW. The device will underpin a wide range of product capabilities that will not only provide energy to homes across the globe, but is aimed also at nations/islands principally where the cost of generation and energy security are of national importance. It will also be utilised to offer a desalination solution and to assist disaster relief providing a rapidly deployable and robust platform from which to generate clean water and energy to disaster hit regions across the world.

Benefits for Wales

The company secured £4 million in ERDF funding through the Welsh Government, which was matched by £1.8 million from the company. This created new jobs in both engineering and operations as well as supply chain opportunities for local businesses. The contract for the build of the test platform and installation of the associated technology was won by Pembroke Dock-based Mainstay Marine Solutions who worked on the construction of the device in 2017. Since 2017, the device has been undergoing sea trials in the Milford Haven Waterway. Wavetricity now intend to construct a full-scale concrete hybrid generation platform, which will be a large and complex build. Detailed engineering design is anticipated to commence in 2020.