Wave Energy in the North Sea


Installation

The anchor is relatively large as forces during storms can become quite strong and the floater has to be pulled under the higher wave crests. But installation is rather simple as the design allows a small tug boat to quickly bring the anchor to the assigned location where it can be installed. The floater is lighter and could be installed right after or at the same time to minimise work at sea. Yearly maintenance is done by ffilling the anchor with pressed air and bringing it to sea level to clean, inspect and possibly repair the unit. The anchor will be made of marine quality concrete that boosts biodiversity and carbon storage to counter ocean acidification.​