WavEC Offshore Renewables
WavEC is a leading research centre in offshore renewable energy, whose activity spans all areas in the development of offshore renewable energy projects, including offshore technology, numerical modelling, environmental impact assessment, economic studies, licensing and public awareness.
WavEC collaborates with a large number of Energy Conversion Technology Developers, but does not develop its own energy harvesting technology. Therefore, besides the support provided to developers, WavEC develops enabling technologies, that are the parts of the technology that do not participate directly in the energy production. Umbilicals are one of the current focus points of our team since a large development is needed for the electrical connection in floating energy conversion platforms.
WavEC has a large experience in hydrodynamic behaviour, but the structural and monitoring of this component is still requires research in order to obtain pre-design and design capabilities.