ONLINE NEWS 16 December 2015
The first subsea
generator switchgear of the Sotenäs Wave Energy Plant on the Swedish West
coast was connected to the Swedish National Grid last weekend. The 120 ton
subsea generator switchgear was deployed and connected to grid via a 10 km
subsea cable. A number of wave energy converters (generators) were also
connected to the subsea switchgear.
is a very significant step for us. As soon as the buoys are connected to the
generators we can start to produce electricity to our customers," says
Heli Antila, Chief Technology Officer at Fortum.
grid connection of a subsea generator switchgear is the first in the world,"
says Mats Leijon, CEO of Seabased. "We are very happy to have reached this
milestone and I wish to thank all our employees and our business partners for
their efforts and their support all along the way," he continues.
and Seabased AB signed in 2011 an agreement on the construction of a joint wave power park in Sotenäs, Sweden. After completion, the wave power park will be the world’s largest, full-scale demonstration project of its kind.
Heli Antila, Chief Technology Officer, Fortum, tel. +358 40 571 7188
Pressrelease 9 Dec. 2011: Fortum and Seabased AB to start construction of a wavepower park in Sweden
Wave power on fortum.com
Wave power park west coast Sweden
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generations. Fortum’s expertise is in CO2-free and efficient electricity and
heat production. The company also offers energy-related products and expert
services to private and industrial customers and energy producers. Fortum’s
main areas of operation are the Nordic and the Baltic countries, Russia and
Poland. In 2014, the annual sales (excluding the divested electricity
distribution business) totalled EUR 4.1 billion, and comparable operating
profit was EUR 1.1 billion. The company employs approximately 8,000 people.
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