At the request of the Swedish Energy Agency, on May 11th Seabased Group hosted an international study tour of Seabased’s manufacturing facilities in Lysekil, Sweden.
The approximately 70 attendeesincluded Chairman José Luis Villate and most of the members of the Ocean Energy Systems (OES) Executive Committee,as well as representatives from the Swedish Energy Agency and key organizations in the ocean energy field, including OCEANERA-NET.
The OES, one of the Technology Collaboration Programmes of the IEA, is the principal international organization for the advancement of technology collaboration in the ocean energy sector and has consistently shown great interest in wave technology. Chairman Villate comments the visit: “The complete manufacturing capabilities of Seabased’s factory in Lysekil clearly show that wave energy technology is moving from prototype testing to a more industrial phase. This will be a huge boon for the ocean energy sector both in the EU and worldwide.”
“It was our pleasure to welcome such a prominent group of experts and leaders of ocean energy organizations from the EU and around the world,” says Dr. Mats Leijon, co-founder and CEO of Seabased Group. “We at Seabased are most appreciative for this opportunity to share our experiences and inform about the possibilities of wave energy, one of the most promising renewable energy sources in the world today.“
The study trip was arranged in conjunction with the 2016 Ocean conference (Havsenergiforum), hosted by the Swedish Energy Agency at Smögens Hafvsbad on the Swedish west coast.
About the OES TCP
Ocean Energy Systems (OES), also known as the Technology Collaboration Program (TCP) on Ocean Energy Systems is an intergovernmental collaboration that operates under a framework established by the International Energy Agency in Paris. Presently, the OES has 23 member countries with a number of other observer countries in the process of joining.
OCEANERA-NET, or the Ocean Energy European Research Area Network (ERA-NET), is an EU initiative to help address the research and innovation challenges for European renewable ocean energy. It brings together 15 European research funding organizations from 8 EU countries (Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom).
Seabased Group is a global leader wave energy solutions and plans, builds and delivers complete, scalable grid-connected wave parks.
Seabased has developed wave energy solutions in close cooperation with Uppsala University since 2001, and holds approximately 20 families of patents. Seabased employs around 45 people and has its operational factory in Lysekil on the west coast of Sweden.
Seabased creates value through providing renewable wave power solutions to a global market in a manner that is technically, economically, ecologically and ethically sustainable, and by doing so, offer a significant and tangible contribution to the worldwide growing need for affordable electricity.
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