Application: Renewable wave technology - WaveRoller™
Project Scope: Independent Certification
AW-Energy is a Finnish company in the wave energy sector and the developer of the world-leading WaveRoller™ wave energy converter.
The WaveRoller™ is a device that converts ocean waves to electricity. It is anchored to the seabed in the nearshore area in depths of between 8-20 meters and captures the movement of the waves with a hinged panel that runs a generator. The device is connected to the electrical grid on the shore.
The first grid-connected WaveRoller™ device is operating in Portugal.
Lloyd's Register is providing AW-Energy's WaveRoller™ with third-party certification and Technology Qualification.
This will help to optimise project financing and facilitate insurance coverage on a commercial basis, whilst ensuring the highest quality standards and technical excellence are met.
LR will review all stages of work carried out by the WaveRoller™ Team ensuring risks are identified and mitigated throughout the project's lifecycle.
Working with LR
On working with Lloyd's Register, AW-Energy CEO, John Liljelund commented, "I am thrilled to see the emergence of one of the prerequisites for WaveRoller's™ commercial roll out. The involvement of an institution like Lloyd's Register to this extent will ensure that the highest quality standards and technical excellence are met."
Chris Ridgewell, CTO , AW-Energy
"Working with Lloyd's Register and using the Technology Qualification process has brought so many benefits for our project and team; from setting clear metrics to measure and communicate the technology development process, to providing expertise with a depth and breadth of experience that's difficult to procure."
Benefits of Technology Qualification
- TQ sets clear milestones on the development path which breaks up each challenge into manageable chunks.
- It provides a clear metric to measure the technology development process.
- Forces the organisation to work in a structured way with documentation to match.
- Certification milestones can be celebrated within the team.
- Stakeholders get visibility on the progress via a dependable third party opinion.
- Third party opinion helps the technology improve.
- The risk based methodology helps to identify failure modes that could otherwise have remained undetected.
- A large technology oriented organisation like LR has a depth of experience that it is difficult to procure. The TQ process is an effective way to benefit from that knowledge and experience.
Find out more about our work with AW-Energy here.
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