Diab to build wave energy converter

CorPower Ocean has partnered with subsea composite specialist Diab to build its first commercial scale wave energy converter (WEC).

This part of a larger wave farm located off the coast of Aguçadoura in Portugal, the company said. Wave Energy Converters (WECs) are designed to convert wave power into electricity, and Diab has been commissioned to build the hull from a core sandwich structure from its Divinycell H grade material.

“Diab’s technology is an ideal match for our composite hull structure, meeting all requirements with relevant certifications,” said CorPower Portugal managing director Miguel Silva. “The Divinycell H sandwich composite is particularly well suited to WEC devices being designed specifically to withstand major fatigue, slamming and impact loads.”

“We are pleased to be expanding our portfolio in the subsea sector working with a fellow Swedish outfit and one of the leading wave energy developers,” said Diab segment manager Lars-Magnus Efraimsson.