Voith Hydro

Voith Hydro Wavegen Limited is a wave energy company based in Inverness, Scotland. It was founded in 1990 by Allan Thomson. In 2000, Wavegen became the first company in the world to connect a commercial scale wave energy device (LIMPET) to the grid on the Scottish island of Islay. The LIMPET (Land Installed Marine Powered Energy Transformer) is a shoreline device which produces power from an oscillating water column. In May 2005, Wavegen was bought by Voith Hydro, a subsidiary of Voith. In March 2013 Voith Hydro decided to close down Wavegen choosing to concentrate on tidal power projects.

Voith is one of the world's leading suppliers of hydroelectric equipment, technology and services. As a full-line supplier, our portfolio of products covers the entire life cycle of new and existing large and small hydropower plants. They offer turnkey plant solutions applying to both the field of power generation and the area of storing electric power. In the field of ocean energies Voith develops innovative technologies for utilizing tidal currents and waves.

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