CorPower Ocean are a Swedish wave energy developer. Since 2013, CorPower have tested multiple small scale prototypes in Portugal, France and Sweden.
In 2016, CorPower signed up to test their novel resonant wave energy converter (WEC) at EMEC’s scale test site in Scapa Flow, having been successful in Wave Energy Scotland’s Stage 3 Power Take-Off call.
Throughout 2017/18, CorPower’s technology was taken through a programme of structured verification guided by best practice support from EMEC, alongside the experience from offshore power generation company Iberdrola Engineering, the University of Edinburgh, and WavEC Offshore Renewables’ expertise in cost and performance modelling.
The project involved a rigorous 18-month test programme, beginning with onshore power take-off tests in Sweden using a bespoke hardware-in-the-loop test rig (enabling CorPower to test a full range of wave loads), and culminating with ocean testing at EMEC’s scale test site at Scapa Flow in Orkney in 2018.