Wärtsilä Supports WaveRoller Wave Energy Device Development

Wärtsilä will support the development of the latest WaveRoller wave energy convertor, designed by Finnish company AW-Energy, with a series of sub-assemblies for the prototype.

The patented WaveRoller is a device that harnesses the energy of ocean waves and turns it into electricity.

The project itself involves installing a single WaveRoller unit off the coast of Portugal, at Peniche, for a year.

The crucial components to be supplied by Wärtsilä include metallic bearing housings, composite bearings, lip seals and hydraulic couplings. Wärtsilä will also provide the necessary installation services for the sub-assemblies.

“Emission-free wave energy has great commercial potential, and Wärtsilä is proud to work with AW-Energy in developing the WaveRoller. This innovative energy production technology also gives us an opportunity to offer our products and expertise to attractive new markets,” said Les Creak, general manager, Wärtsilä Hydro & Industrial services.

“Wärtsilä’s extensive experience in marine technology and power generation makes them an ideal partner for us. WaveRoller is an energy solution of the future, and we are very happy to have Wärtsilä onboard to help us develop it further,” said Christopher Ridgewell, chief technology officer at AW Energy Oy.

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