From Scotland to Korea, several marine energy projects have achieved important milestones this year. Wave and tidal energy developments have been progressing in earnest throughout the world over the past few months, with many projects hitting important milestones – whether that be gaining new funding, completing testing or launching equipment. CorPower Ocean for example has been making strides in projects in Portugal. In early July it was announced that the company is investing €16m into a R&D, manufacturing and service centre for wave energy converters (WECs) in Viana do Castelo, northern Portugal. In Wales, a first-of-its-kind, full-scale “cell module” made its way to the assembly workshop in mid-July. This marked a milestone for Bombora’s 1.5 megawatt (MW) mWave Pembrokeshire Demonstration Project, which will be installed off the coast of Pembrokeshire in the first half of 2021. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has recently awarded £1.4m to four projects developing quick connection systems to improve the installation efficiency and infrastructure of wave power devices.
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