AW-Energy Oy (AWE), the Finnish pioneer in wave energy technology, has relocated to a new facility in Vantaa, Finland.
The move to larger premises provides scope for AWE’s growth ambitions, and represents the company’s commitment to the global renewables industry in the development of wave energy.
“We are preparing for the upcoming surge in wave energy. Our relocation to this larger facility is an investment for the future and Finland’s future as a key contributor in the development of sustainable wave energy technology. We are fully committed to supporting the renewables sector and in our global energy operations with the technical expertise available here in Finland.”Christopher Ridgewell, CEO of AWE.
The site provides research and development, and an extensive portfolio of engineering expertise, as well as demonstration, test and conference facilities. It will help the company advance its technical and project management support for wave energy projects in EU, Asia and across the US.
“The move to this facility is essential for us to add real value for industry by playing a fundamental role in helping to advance the implementation of new wave energy technologies that will be critical to the economics of a coastal nation’s energy policy. Technology that enhances the energy mix and delivers sustainable and reliable energy, as well as reduced energy costs, are today’s pressing issues. We have the in-house expertise all under one roof to help the renewables industry remain competitive.”
The premises are located close to the district’s major business networks and transport links, making access easy for AWE’s international customer-base to visit on site to witness its wave energy test facility and technology in operation.
“The facility creates an effective, modern and collaborative working environment which is designed to the overall benefit of our employees, the organisation and our customers. It is focused on the future and will help AWE and our customers to achieve ever greater confidence in managing the surge in ocean-based energy opportunities using predictable and sustainable wave energy technology. This includes nurturing technology breakthroughs with proven and commercially viable devices such as WaveRoller.
“The new world of wave energy has a robust contribution to make in today’s energy mix, and in a cost-sensitive climate. That’s why we have taken the decision now to move to a larger site to expand our operations. We are making this investment to help reinforce AWE’s commitment to energy operators that we are present and ready to be their wave energy partner of choice.”