Since 1997 we have been involved in the development of wave
energy, primarily in connection with the development of the
offshore wave energy converter
Click here to see photos of
the Wave Dragon.
You can also visit the official homepage
for the Wave Dragon 1:4.5 project.
Our involvement in Wave Energy began in 1997 with the completion
of an EU Exploratory Award that enabled an
EU Joule Craft project with a total budget of 1 mill. Euro.
In 2000 a project was established, involving the design, production and testing of a model of an axial turbine,
with focus on the special operation conditions available at the Wave Dragon. This project had a budget of 260,000 Euros
and was supported by the Danish Wave Energy Program,
and the EU Joule Craft program. The project was completed in 2001.
From 2000 - 2003 we were involved in 'The
European Thematic Network on Wave Energy', a project funded
through the EU ENERGIE program.
The project incorporated 14 of the most prominent European
wave energy institutions and provided analysis of technical,
economic and legal barriers to large scale exploitation of
wave energy in Europe.
We were task leaders on development of a safety standard
for wave power conversion systems, technical barriers, environmental
impact, and planning considerations.
Since 2004 we are involved in 'The
Research Thematic Network WAVETRAIN', a project funded by the EC.
H.C. Soerensen acts as external consultant for the Danish
Wave Energy Association.