A new wave energy device is to be built in Scotland. The Archimedes Waveswing has been developed by AWS Ocean Energy in Inverness and will be made by Malin Renewables at its site in Renfrew in a contract worth £1 million. The project is backed by Wave Energy Scotland, the publicly funded development agency. The 50-tonne Waveswing is a submerged structure resembling a giant buoy that converts the motion of waves into electricity. The device will allow the technology to be tested further and give the engineering teams additional data for creating the equipment in different sizes. Ben Sharples, director of Malin Marine, said: “This project enables the team to utilise their expertise in hydraulics, electrical power, air systems, pressure vessels and mooring, delivering an integral piece of equipment for the wave energy sector.” Malin is creating a Scottish marine technology park near Old Kilpatrick in West Dunbartonshire. It received planning permission last year and construction work started last month.
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