Eco Wave Power has began work on the planning of the construction of floaters on the sea wall of the Port of Jaffa, Israel.
Work will include the clearing of the top cement layer of the appropriate portions of the sea wall, followed by the insertion of steel reinforcing bars and, eventually, the formation of a new cement layer, which will include the necessary support for the construction of the floaters. Around the same time, the company started the construction of ten floaters, which are scheduled to arrive at the site in accordance with the completion of the works on the sea wall. All services are done by a local subcontractor during the quiet days of the sea, to enable secure work on the sea wall.
“We have previously finalized the assembly of our conversion unit and now moving forward to the most exciting part of our project, which is the installation works. We cannot wait to finalize the floaters production and installation of the whole array, which will enable us to send clean electricity from sea waves to the Israeli national electrical grid for the very first time.”Inna Braverman, founder and CEO of Eco Wave Power.
The EWP-EDF One wave energy project will include 10 floaters, connected to one conversion unit. Due to the onshore nature of the Eco Wave Power technology, the works on the sea wall and floaters installation will be straightforward and will not involve any works performed from the seaside. The EWP-EDF One conversion unit will be located on land, just like a regular power station, enabling an easy access for operation and maintenance. This highlights the significant advantages of the EWP onshore technology, in comparison with offshore solutions.
The EWP-EDF one project is executed in collaboration with EDF Renewables IL and co-funding from the Israeli Energy Ministry.