Our Experience

Riding the Wind of Change: WavEC's Impact on Offshore Wind

 

WavEC embarked on its offshore wind initiatives in 2007, with a pioneering role in floating offshore wind projects in Portugal. Our expertise, honed through years of wave energy innovation, seamlessly transitioned into the realm of osshore wind energy and our efforts have played a pivotal role in shaping the political actions that let to the ambitious target of 10 GW by 2030.

DEMOWFLOAT
DEMOWFLOAT
DEMOWFLOAT

The objective of the DEMOWFLOAT project is to demonstrate the long-term Windfloat performance.

WindFloat
WindFloat Atlantic
WindFloat Atlantic

WFA, was sucssefully deployed in 2019, being the first floating wind farm in Viana do Castelo.

 

WavEC key activities: environmental monitoring.

 

Photo: WindFloat Atlantic © Principle Power / Ocean Winds

 

PIVOTBUOY/
PIVOTBUOY
PIVOTBUOY

Pivotbuoy aims to reduce drastically the cost of energy of floating wind through the validation of an innovative single point mooring system.

MARINEWIND/
MARINEWIND
MARINEWIND

Identification of constraints and opportunities to strengthen the role of floating offshore wind technology in providing innovative solutions for systems integration, exploring market, political and regulatory, financial and socio-economic issues.

ILIAD/
ILIAD
ILIAD

Integrated Digital Framework for Comprehensive Maritime Data and Information Services

TWIND/
TWIND
TWIND

Twinning for an Offshore Wind Energy Partnership.

What We Do

WavEC has been lending crucial support to several pioneering projects, offering assistance in numerical modeling, environmental monitoring, impact assessment, consenting and permitting, operations and maintenace, logistics, techno-economic modeling, mooring and umbilical design, and more.

 

However, our impact transcends technology. WavEC has been actively engaging with policymakers, regulator and key stakeholders.

Design
Design support and review
  • Moorings design and modelling
  • Experimental testing in wave tanks
  • Platform and turbine modelling
Advanced
Advanced O&M studies
  • Weather window assessment​
  • OPEX forecasts
  • Underwater inspections
Supply
Supply chain analysis
  • Market analysis
  • Training and capacity building
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Supplier qualification
Site
Site assessment
  • Resource assessment 

  • Grid connection assessment​

  • Mapping of site attractiveness​

  • Metocean reports 

Environmental
Environmental and social impact studies
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Life Cycle Assessment​
  • Field campaigns
Logistic
Logistic studies
  • Port assessment and selection​
  • Vessel assessment and selection​
  • Third-party review 
  • Storyboards​
  • Risk assessment
Techno-economic
Techno-economic modelling
  • Energy production estimation
  • Cost estimation
  • Strategic support
  • Risk analysis
  • Scenario analysis
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