Certification Partner Sought to Evidence Wave Energy Commercialisation Stages

mWave™ delivers a step change solution to harnessing the worlds vast wave energy resources.  Marine energy company, Bombora, is now seeking a certification partner to support the commercialisation process for its ground breaking, utility-scale wave energy converter.

Throughout mWave’s development, Bombora has followed a rigorous programme of component testing and validation. Bombora is now progressing to the next stage of product readiness and is seeking third-party verification of its technology, design, fabrication and site criteria.

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Bombora’s engineer explains the rigorous testing schedule, applied to the unique patented mWave™ cell module.

Early next year, Bombora will deploy a full-scale 1.5MW mWave prototype in Pembrokeshire, Wales.  This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. The company is simultaneously progressing a grid connected 3MW commercial wave park project on the Spanish Canary Island of Lanzarote, together with its strategic partner Enzen.

In relation to this request to identify and select a certification partner, Bombora’s Commercial Manager, Chris Williams commented:

“Third-party certification is the logical next-step in our transparent approach to product development and risk management strategies. We have total confidence in mWave’s capability to meet the survivability and cost efficiency challenge. mWave is set to create a step change in delivering economical and robust wave energy production . Third-party verification will reinforce industry and investor confidence and support our commercialisation progress.”

He added

A certification partner is required for the provision of services including “approvals in principle”, “prototype certification”, “component and system verification” and “project certification”.

Full details can be found in the Tender Notice published on Sell2Wales: https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/

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