A W's $4m EU deal

A consortium led by Finnish wave-power technologist AW-Energy has signed a Û3m ($4.4m) agreement with the EU to move its WaveRoller device towards commercialisation.

BRISTOL: Under the demonstration deal, AW-Energy aims to build and deploy a grid-connected 300- kilowatt WaveRoller unit in waters off Peniche, Portugal, for a year-long technology-proving programme.

Among the organisations making up the consortium are industrial heavyweights Bosch Rexroth and ABB, renewable-energy operator Ene ó lica, and Portuguese wave-energy promotion body the Wave Energy Centre.

"The experience of our consortium is a significant asset to the project, and we are thrilled about this real pan-European co-operation," says AW-Energy chief operating officer John Liljelund. "AW-Energy has been working hard the last three Log in to read complete article.

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