Wave Energy in the North Sea


Future Development

A full scale model is being prepared. It will be ca. 20m long, 12m deep, 3m diameter and generate about 400 kW in stormy North Sea conditions. As soon as the prototype performs well and small series can be build, a rough cost estimate would set the price around 1M/MW. Later on, when economics of scale and learning curve set in, prices will be more favourable. The ffirst Slow Mill wave farm will be build off the coast of Texel to obtain clean energy without horizon pollution, protect the coast, increase biodiversity and explore other synergy advantages while reducing cost. 


Sustainable shipping and offshore charging is another feature that will be made possible in the future.