Power Technology | Energy News and Market Analysis is using cookies

We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.

ContinueLearn More X
X

Pelamis, World’s First Commercial Wave Energy Project, Agucadoura

Announcement of contract

May 2005

Start of operation

October 2006

Output

2.25MW (22.5MW total planned)

Location

Power brought ashore at Agucadoura, northern Portugal

Estimated investment

$8.2m for the first three machines

Plant owner

Energias de Portugal

Project funding

Portuguese consortium led by Enersis

Design, main contractor

Ocean Power Delivery (OPD)

Module manufacturer

Ross Deeptech

Tube segment manufacturer

Camcal

Type

Initial stage: three 750kW machines

Construction

Four hinged, cylindrical tube segments

Power generation

Hydraulic rams driving hydraulic motors

Dimensions

Tube segments 120m long, 3.5m wide

Weight

760,000kg (750 tons) fully ballasted

Fuel

Wave Power
Expand

Free download worth over $5000
Download our 2019 Technology, Media and Telecoms Predictions Report

Worth up to $5,850

In this report, we look at the 30 big tech themes for 2019, identifying winners and losers for each theme. This report will impact all industries helping:

  • CEOs/Senior Staff: in all industries understand the disruptive threats to their competitive landscape
  • Investors: Helps fund managers focus their time on the most interesting investment opportunities in global TM
Globaldata

Identify the key trends in the renewable energy market over the next two years

Close

Go Top