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Etteplan to design wave energy testing facility for AW-Energy
Published: 23-Aug-2013 12:05 pm
Publisher: Etteplan Oyj
- AW-Energy’s new testing facility enables full-scale dry testing of wave energy units. The testing facility will be used to perform long-term and realistic tests in laboratory conditions. The facility, to be built in Finland, is the only one of its kind in Europe and marks a significant step in the industrialization of wave energy.
AW-Energy Oy has commissioned Etteplan to handle the engineering design for a testing facility for its patented WaveRoller technology. The WaveRoller converts the surge phenomenon that takes place on the shoreline into electrical energy. Finnish-based AW-Energy is a world-leading company in the development of wave energy.
Etteplan will be in charge of the engineering for the entire testing facility, including electrical, automation, mechanical, hydraulics and HVAC, as well as technical calculations. AW-Energy’s new facility has many benefits: it allows long-term testing of wave energy units to recreate realistic conditions. This makes it possible to test extreme waves, in which substantial mechanical energy results in major electrical power.
“Construction of the new testing facility is a natural step towards industrializing WaveRoller technology, and it complements our pilot power plant in Portugal. We chose Etteplan as our engineering partner because with them we can get all the know-how we need from one place. In addition, Etteplan has extensive experience in developing technology based on renewable forms of energy,” says Petri Liukkonen, AW-Energy’s Vice President, Industrialization.
“Engineering this testing facility is significant recognition of Etteplan’s technology competence and ability to deliver complete solutions. In addition, we are extremely proud to be part of developing top-notch Finnish environmental technology and bringing it to the world stage,” says Iiro Aalto, Regional Manager from Etteplan.
For more information, please contact:
SVP, Operations Finland
Tel. +358 50 573 4377
SVP, Communications & Operational Development
Tel. +358 40 756 9620
Etteplan in brief
Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.
In 2012, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 134.5 million. The company has about 1,800 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker.
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